OVERVIEW OF THE PRIVACY ACT OF 1974

TEN EXEMPTIONS

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

6. 5 U.S.C.  552a(k)(6)

"testing or examination material used solely to determine individual qualifications for appointment or promotion in the Federal service the disclosure of which would compromise the objectivity or fairness of the testing or examination process."

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It should be noted that material exempt from Privacy Act access under subsection (k)(6) is also typically exempt from FOIA access under FOIA Exemption 2. See Patton v. FBI, 626 F. Supp. 445, 447 (M.D. Pa. 1985), aff'd, 782 F.2d 1030 (3d Cir. 1986) (unpublished table decision); Oatley v. United States, 3 Gov't Disclosure Serv. (P-H)  83,274, at 84,065-66 (D.D.C. Aug. 16, 1983). For a discussion of this provision, see OMB Guidelines, 40 Fed. Reg. 28,948, 28,974 (1975).


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