03 Aug FTC Makes Final Amendments to System of Records
The US Federal Trade Commission said this week that it has made the final amendments to its system of records notices under the Privacy Act of 1974. This will allow the Commission to disclose records to other agencies in the event of a data breach.
More specifically, the final amendments seek to address the harm to individuals may justify a routine use disclosure.
The Privacy Act of 1974 permits federal agencies to adopt routine uses of agency records under the Act as long as they are compatible with the purpose for which the information was collected. However, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) said that the model language was too narrow and that agencies needed authority to make disclosures that go beyond those contemplated by the original routine use.