The Privacy Act of 1974: An Assessment. APPENDIX 4 TO The Report of The Privacy Protection Study Commission.. Research or Statistical Records


Subsection (g) of the illustrative statue, along with subsection (d)(14) mentioned earlier, implements the relevant portions of the Commission's research and statistics recommendations presented in Chapter 15 of its final report. A complete description of the reasoning behind these recommendations is found in Chapter 15 and would not bear repetition here. Suffice it to note that, by referring to "individually identifiable records," subsection (d)(14) permits the use of administrative records for research and statistical purposes, whereas once a record fell within the definition of a "research or statistical record" [(a)(5)], its use and disclosure would be governed by subsection (g).