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Privacy Act Implementation Rules

This final rule makes limited revisions to the Bureau’s regulations that establish the procedures used by the public to obtain records from the Bureau under the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. 552a (Privacy Act).

The revisions change the definition of “Chief Privacy Officer” in order to align the Chief Privacy Officer’s authorities and responsibilities identified in the regulations to those of the Bureau’s designated Senior Agency Official for Privacy. The revisions also facilitate electronic or remote identity proofing and authentication by creating an additional method for a requester to verify their identity when submitting a Privacy Act request to the Bureau.

Final Rule

Read in the Federal Register - Sept. 1, 2021

Updated rule (with changes requested by the office of the federal register)

View PDF - Sept. 1, 2021

Issued rule

View pdf - Aug. 25, 2021