Privacy Exemption Rules

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, Civil Liberties, and Transparency Division processes exemptions with the DoD Components System of Records Notice submissions. For more information on exemptions, please consult the Exemption Application Chart.

The current DoD Exemption Rules are codified in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) in Title 32 CFR Part 310: Protection of Privacy and Access to and Amendment of Individual Records Under the Privacy Act of 1974.

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