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HHS/OS RIN: 0991-AC05 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Privacy Act Regulations 

This rulemaking will update regulations at 45 CFR part 5b, which detail how the Department implements requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. 552a).

Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 45 CFR 5b     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552a(f)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  08/00/2024 
Additional Information: This rule will update significantly outdated regulations at 45 CFR part 5b which detail how HHS implements the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. 552a). The updated regulations will aid citizens' ability to understand and enforce their rights under the Act; ensure that agency personnel correctly understand and comply with the Act's requirements; and make Privacy Act request processing more efficient by making certain procedures more uniform and precise and by simplifying or removing burdensome administrative requirements.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Beth Kramer
Privacy Act Officer
Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue SW, Suite 729H,
Washington, DC 20201
Phone:202 690-6941
Fax:202 690-8320