The Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. § 552a establishes a regulation that governs the collection, maintenance, use, and dissemination of personally identifiable information about individuals that is maintained in systems of records by federal agencies. The Privacy Act requires that agencies give the public notice of their systems of records by publication in the Federal Register (DOJ Systems of Records). The Privacy Act prohibits the disclosure of information from a system of records absent the written consent of the subject individual unless the disclosure is according to one of twelve statutory exceptions. The Privacy Act also provides individuals with a means by which to seek access to and amendment of their records and sets forth various agency record-keeping requirements.
The protection of our client’s privacy and confidentiality is a priority to our firm. To do so, we are serious about maintaining electronic, physical and procedural safeguards that comply with legal standards to safely store and secure our client’s information from unauthorized access and use. Our policies and procedures have been developed and are constantly updated to protect an individual’s confidentiality and to help maintain compliance with relevant rules and regulations. The members and associates of our firm are held accountable for complying with said policies, procedures, rules and regulations.