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Privacy Act Request Guide

Use this guide to get familiar with the procedures for submitting a Privacy Act request to the SBA.
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    Initial Request Determinations

    Once the SBA has processed a request, a written initial determination letter will be provided. This letter will advise whether the SBA is withholding any information pursuant to one or more of the...

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    Upon receiving the SBA’s initial determination letter, a requester will have 60 calendar days to submit an appeal if the SBA has decided to deny a Privacy Act request for (1) access to records or ...

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    References and Guides on the Privacy Act

    Federal Laws and Guidelines The E-Government Act of 2002, Sec. 208 on Privacy Provisions (see Appendix B http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/memoranda/m03-22.html ). The Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a)...

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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,...

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    Processing a Privacy Act Request

    When our office receives a Privacy Act request, we will provide the requester with a written acknowledgment of receipt of their request. The letter will indicate the name and telephone number of...

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    Response Times

    The Privacy Act does not impose a response time for agency responses to requests. However, SBA’s regulations establish that it will send a written acknowledgement of receipt of a request within 10...

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    SBA does not charge fees for search or review of records disclosed from a Privacy Act system of records requested by the individual to whom the record pertains, and provides a single copy free for...

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    Statement of Disagreement

    If a requester is still in disagreement with the agency’s decision regarding their appeal of a denial related to correction or amendment of the specified record(s), they may submit a written...

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    Judicial Review

    If a requester has filed an appeal and/or a statement of disagreement, but they still believe that SBA has not handled their request in accordance with the Privacy Act, they have the right to...

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    Access to Records Under the Privacy Act

    The privacy regulations for this office are set forth in Title 13, Part 102, Subpart B, of the Code of Federal Regulations. An individual may submit a Privacy Act request for information only if...