Definitions for "Privacy Act"
The Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. § 552a (1994) (amended 1996, 5 U.S.C.A. § 552a (West Supp. 1997)), which became effective on September 27, 1975. The Act provides for a "code of fair information practices" which regulates the collection, maintenance, use, and dissemination of personal information by federal government agencies.
The Privacy Act 1988 provides protection for personal information.
the laws that protect the release and review of an individuals personal information.