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Using Privacy and Compliance what you have learned about the importance of privacy and compliance with the privacy regulations, identify information that is protected by the Privacy Act.Analyze importance of privacy and compliance with the privacy regulations.Identify information that is protected by the Privacy Act.Need 700 wordsAll work should be cited in APA citation. Refer to the content area APA citations
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Privacy and Compliance
Privacy Act Information
This is any information that is covered by the Privacy Act of 1974. The act covers the collection,
maintenance, and dissemination of personally identifiable information (PII) inside the federal government.
Information covered in this act includes Social Security number (SSN), payroll number, information on
education, financial transactions, medical history, criminal history, and employment history. This
information can only be disclosed with the written consent of the subject or if the use fits into one of the
following exceptions:
• By the U.S. Census Bureau or the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for statistical purposes
• Routine use within a U.S. government agency
• A document with significant historical value for archival purposes
• For law enforcement
• Congressional investigation
• Other administrative purposes
It is important to remember that this act only applies to organizations inside the federal government.
State government and private entities are not governed by the Privacy Act of 1974.
In the following table, you need to decide which information you are willing to share and if it protected by
the Privacy Act of 1974.
Information Type
Willing to Share
Protected Information
Social Security number (SSN)
Browsing history
Educational records
Financial transactions
Shopping habits
Employment history
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Privacy and Compliance
Information Type
Willing to Share
Protected Information
Driving record
Travel history
Medical history
Eating and drinking habits
Criminal history
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