Social Security Administration December 10, 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Alteration to Existing Systems of Records
Document Number: E7-23875
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-10
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
As mandated by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in Memorandum M-07-16, recommended by the President's Identity Theft Task Force, and in accordance with the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4) and (11)), we are issuing public notice of our intent to establish a new routine use disclosure applicable to SSA's systems of records listed below under section I of the Supplementary Information section. The proposed routine use specifically permits the disclosure of SSA information in connection with response and remediation efforts in the event of an unintentional release of Agency information, otherwise known as a ``data security breach.'' Such a routine use would serve to protect the interests of the people whose information is at risk by allowing us to take appropriate steps to facilitate a timely and effective response to a data breach. It would also help us to improve our ability to prevent, minimize, or remedy any harm that may result from a compromise of data maintained in our systems of records. We invite public comment on this proposal.
Privacy and Disclosure of Official Records and Information
Document Number: E7-23786
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-10
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We are revising our rules to allow us to better preserve the anonymity of, and to better protect the physical well-being of, our employees who reasonably believe that they are at risk of injury or other harm if certain employment information about them is disclosed. These changes in the rules are intended to ensure uniform application of the policy for at-risk employees. We are again requesting comments on these final rules because we revised the language of the proposed rules to clarify our intent.