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Office of Management and Budget Edit
A matching program is
|“||a procedure in which a computer is used to compare two or more automated systems of records or a system of records with a set of non-Federal records to find individuals who are common to more than one system or set. The procedure includes all of the steps associated with the match, including obtaining the records to be matched, actual use of the computer administrative and investigative action on the hits, and disposition of the personal records maintained in connection with the match. It should be noted that a single matching program may involve several matches among a number of participants.||”|
Privacy Act of 1974 Edit
A matching program
|“|| (A) means any computerized comparison of —
(B) but does not include —
if the purpose of the match is not to take any adverse financial, personnel, disciplinary, or other adverse action against Federal personnel;
"A matching program either pertains to Federal benefit programs or Federal personnel or payroll records. A Federal benefit match is performed for purposes of determining or verifying eligibility for payments under Federal benefit programs, or recouping payments or delinquent debts under Federal benefit programs. A matching program involves not just the matching activity itself, but also the investigative follow-up and ultimate action, if any."
- ↑ OMB Memorandum M-82-5.
- ↑ 5 U.S.C. §552(a)(8).
- ↑ Data Brokers and the Federal Government: A New Front in the Battle for Privacy Opens, at 31.
See also Edit
- Computer Matching Agreement
- Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988
- Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Amendments of 1990
- Computer Matching: Assessing Its Costs and Benefits
- Computer Matching Projects Involving Individual Privacy Data
- Multilateral computer matching agreement