Privacy Act of 1974; Implementation
The Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), is issuing a final rule exempting a new system of records entitled the Terrorist Screening Records System (TSRS) (JUSTICE/FBI-019) from subsections (c)(3) and (4); (d)(1), (2), (3), and (4); (e)(1), (2), (3), (5), and (8); and (g) of the Privacy Act, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(j) and (k). The FBI published a system of records notice for JUSTICE/FBI-019 and a proposed rule implementing these exemptions on July 28, 2005, at 70 FR 43661 and 43715. The listed exemptions are necessary to avoid interference with the law enforcement, intelligence, and counterterrorism functions and responsibilities of the FBI and the Terrorist Screening Center (TSC). This document addresses public comments on both the proposed rule and the system of records notice.