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Reference Materials

The HHS Freedom of Information Act Division handles information pertaining to the Freedom of Information Act and the Privacy Act.  These links are helpful resources to explain the rules and regulations our office is responsible for maintaining.

Freedom of Information Act Resources

Privacy Act Resources

Major Information Resources


Freedom of Information Act Resources

Privacy Act Resources

  • The Privacy Act

  • DOJ Privacy Act Overview The DOJ May 2004, "Overview of the Privacy Act of 1974" is a discussion of the Privacy Act's disclosure prohibition, its access and amendment provisions, and its agency record keeping requirements.

  • The Privacy Act Issuances (National Archives and Records Administration compilations from 1995-forward)

  • Your Right to Federal Records (2006)
    This pamphlet is a joint publication of the Department of Justice and the General Services Administration concerning both the FOIA and the Privacy Act.

  • A Citizen's Guide to the FOIA (2005)
    A guide to both the Freedom of Information Act and the Privacy Act prepared by the House Committee on Government Reform.

Major Information Resources