The Debt Collection Act of 1982 affects the Privacy Act of 1974 in several significant ways, e.g., by authorizing the collection of the Social Security Number in certain instances, by providing a new general disclosure authority in section (b), and by providing other authorities for disclosure of personal information from agencies' systems of records to improve the efficiency of agencies' efforts to collect outstanding debts. These Guidelines are provided to assist agencies in understanding what changes were effected and how to apply the new provisions.
The Guidance is issued to explain how the disclosure provisions of the Debt Collection Act of 1982, affect agencies' implementation of the Privacy Act of 1974. This guidance supplements the Office of Management and Budget, Privacy Act Guidelines, issued on July 9. 1975.
- ↑ 40 Fed. Reg. 28949.