H.R. 16373 (93rd): Privacy Act


Aug 12, 1974
93rd Congress, 1973–1974

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and though it was passed by both chambers on November 22, 1974 it was passed in non-identical forms and the differences were never resolved.


William Moorhead

Representative for Pennsylvania's 14th congressional district


About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend title 5, United States Code, by adding a section 552a to safeguard individual privacy from the misuse of Federal records and to provide that individuals be granted access to records concerning them which are maintained by Federal agencies.

Summary (CRS)

(LATEST SUMMARY) =TitleI - Privacy Protection Commission=Establishes, as an independent agency, the Privacy Protection Commission. Requires the Commission to:(1) investigate and report violations of this Act to specified sources;(2) review ... Read more >

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Aug 12, 1974

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Nov 21, 1974
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Nov 22, 1974
Passed Senate with Changes

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 16373”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


13 cosponsors (7D, 6R) (show)
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Related Bills

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S. 3418 (Related)
An Act to amend title 5, United States Code, by adding a section 552a, ...

Enacted — Signed by the President
Dec 31, 1974

H.Res. 1419 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Nov 20, 1974

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