Exemption Rules

Privacy Exemption Chart

The head of an agency, in this case the Department of Defense (DoD), may promulgate regulations to exempt applicable records from particular provisions of the Privacy Act. Most notably those involving release of information to individuals that by its very nature would interfere with critical processes and/or expose the identity of a confidential source. The Defense Privacy and Civil Liberties Office processes exemptions with the DoD Components system of records submissions. For more information on exemptions, please consult the Exemption Application Chart located below:

Exemption Application Chart