OVERVIEW OF THE PRIVACY ACT OF 1974

AGENCY RULES

To implement the Act, an agency that maintains a system of records "shall promulgate rules, in accordance with [notice and comment rulemaking, see 5 U.S.C.  553]," which shall--

B. 5 U.S.C.  552a(f)(2)

"define reasonable times, places, and requirements for identifying an individual who requests his record or information pertaining to him before the agency shall make the record or information available to the individual."

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For a discussion of this provision, see OMB Guidelines, 40 Fed. Reg. 28,948, 28,967 (1975).


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