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RECORDS MAY BE DISCLOSED TO SERVICE–ORIENTED SOCIAL WELFARE ORGANIZATIONS PURSUANT TO AN ESTABLISHED ROUTINE USE
Disclosure of personal information from records systems to service–oriented social welfare organizations, such as Army Emergency Relief, Navy Relief, Air Force Aid Society, American Red Cross, United Services Organization, etc., is permitted pursuant to properly established routine uses. See 5 U.S.C. § 552a(a)(7), (b)(3), and (e)(4)(D). However, only such information as is necessary for the welfare agency to perform its authorized functions should be provided. Information can be disclosed only if the agency which receives it adequately prevents its disclosure to persons other than their employees who need such information to perform their authorized duties.