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Judiciary Committee Approves Privacy Act

On 9/10/2002, the House Judiciary Committee approved H.R. 4561, the Federal Agency Protection of Privacy Act, that “Requires Federal agencies: (1) when publishing a general notice of proposed rulemaking for any proposed rule or for an interpretative rule involving the internal revenue laws, to prepare, make available for public comment, and publish an initial analysis describing the rule’s impact on the privacy of individuals; and (2) when promulgating the final rule, to prepare, make publicly available, and publish a final privacy impact analysis that includes a summary of the significant issues raised by and changes made pursuant to public comments on the initial analysis.”

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