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Privacy Act Requests

Under the Privacy Act, you may request:

  • Access to records pertaining to youand contained in a Privacy Act system of records,

  • An accounting of SBA disclosures of your personal information to others, and/or

  • Correction or amendment of records about you that are maintained in a Privacy Act system of records.

You may also make requests on behalf of a minor child if you are the child’s parent or legal guardian and demonstrate that you are acting in the child’s best interests.

To avoid delays in processing, your request should include three basic elements:

  • State that access is sought or requesting correction/amendment of records under the Privacy Act (or under the Privacy Act and the FOIA, as described above).

  • Include your name, address, date of birth, employee identification number (if any), signature, and proof of identity (as discussed below).

  • Describe the requested records or information as specifically as possible. Whenever possible, the SBA Privacy Act systems of records should be identified that you want the agency to search.

Where to Submit a Privacy Act Request

You may submit a written and signed Privacy Act request to SBA in person or by mail or facsimile (fax) to the field or program office you believe maintains the records you seek or to our office. Addresses for all SBA program and field offices are available from http://www.sba.gov/. FOIA requests can be submitted via email, fax or hardcopy mail. Privacy Act requests may be submitted via fax or hardcopy since a signature must accompany Privacy Act requests.