The Privacy Act of 1974: An Assessment. APPENDIX 4 TO The Report of The Privacy Protection Study Commission.. Correction and Amendment of Records


The Commission's suggested revision would retain the correction and amendment requirements of the current law [5 U.S.C. 552a(d)(2)], while providing also for the correction or amendment of substantially similar or derivative records. [(c)(1)] The principal significance of this change lies in its relationship to new subsection (f) which provides for more complete propagation of corrections. Under (f), as examined more fully below, a correction or amendment to a record initiated by the individual will receive broader dissemination than it would under current law.