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S. 3418 (93rd): An Act to amend title 5, United States Code, by adding a section 552a, to safeguard individual privacy from the misuse of Federal records, to provide that individuals be granted access to records concerning them which are maintained by Federal agencies, to establish a Privacy Protection Study Commission, and for other purposes.


About the bill

Source: Wikipedia

The Privacy Act of 1974 (Pub.L. 93–579, 88 Stat. 1896, enacted December 31, 1974, 5 U.S.C. § 552a), a United States federal law, establishes a Code of Fair Information Practice that governs the collection, maintenance, use, and dissemination of personally identifiable information about individuals that is maintained in systems of records by federal agencies. A system of records is a group of records under the control of an agency from which information is retrieved by the name of the individual or by some identifier assigned to the individual. The Privacy Act requires that agencies give the public notice of their systems of records by publication in the Federal Register. The Privacy Act prohibits the disclosure of information from a system of records absent of the written consent ...

Sponsor and status

Introduced
May 1, 1974
93rd Congress (1973–1974)
Status

Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 31, 1974

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 31, 1974.

Law
Pub.L. 93-579
Sponsor

Samuel Ervin Jr.

Senator for North Carolina

Democrat

Text

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Last Updated: Dec 31, 1974

Cosponsors

17 Cosponsors (9 Democrats, 7 Republicans, 1 Conservative)

Source

History

May 1, 1974
 
Introduced

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Sep 26, 1974
 
Ordered Reported

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Nov 21, 1974
 
Passed Senate (House next)

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

Dec 11, 1974
 
Passed House with Changes (back to Senate)

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

Dec 17, 1974
 
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

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

Dec 18, 1974
 
Passed House with Changes (back to Senate)

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

Dec 31, 1974
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

Dec 31, 1974
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed Congress.

S. 3418 (93rd) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 3418. This is the one from the 93rd Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 93rd Congress, which met from Jan 3, 1973 to Dec 20, 1974. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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