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Privacy in the News

The Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. § 552a) is a law which mandates how federal agencies maintain records about individuals. The law strives to balance the government's need to maintain these records with the individual's right to be protected from unwarranted invasions of personal privacy. more >>

Submit a Request
Request access to records about yourself in an EPA Privacy Act system of records.

The EPA Privacy Act Manual and related Agency documents.

Laws & Statutes
The Privacy Act of 1974 and related laws.

Systems of Records
Current EPA Privacy Act Systems of Records.

Impact Assessments
Current EPA Privacy Impact Assessments.

Related Links
Privacy Act resources on the Web.


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