OVERVIEW OF THE PRIVACY ACT OF 1974

TEN EXEMPTIONS

C. Seven Specific Exemptions--5 U.S.C.  552a(k)

1. 5 U.S.C.  552a(k)(1)

"subject to the provisions of section 552(b)(1) of this title."

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Subsection (k)(1) simply incorporates FOIA Exemption 1, 5 U.S.C.  552(b)(1). See Keenan v. Department of Justice, No. 94-1909, slip op. at 2 n.2, 7-9 (D.D.C. Dec. 17, 1997); Blazy v. Tenet, 979 F. Supp. 10, 23-25 (D.D.C. 1997), summary affirmance granted, No. 97-5330, 1998 WL 315583 (D.C. Cir. May 12, 1998); Laroque v. United States Dep't of Justice, No. 86-2677, 1988 WL 28334, at *2 (D.D.C. Mar. 16, 1988); Moessmer v. CIA, No. 86-948C(1), slip op. at 3-5 (E.D. Mo. Feb. 19, 1987); Demetracopoulos v. CIA, 3 Gov't Disclosure Serv. (P-H)  82,508, at 83,279 (D.D.C. Oct. 8, 1982); see also OMB Guidelines, 40 Fed. Reg. 28,948, 28,972 (1975). The exemption has been construed to permit the withholding of classified records from an agency employee with a security clearance who seeks only private access to records about him. See Martens v. United States Dep't of Commerce, No. 88-3334, 1990 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 10351, at **10-11 (D.D.C. Aug. 6, 1990).


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