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those categories of individuals authorized to make such promises.

[59 FR 55348, Nov. 7, 1994, as amended at 61 FR. 2917, Jan. 30, 1996]

$701.114 Enforcement actions.

(a) Administrative remedies. An individual who alleges he or she has been affected adversely by a naval activity’s violation of 5 U.S.C. 552a or this subpart and subpart G of this part shall be permitted to seek relief from SECNAV through proper administrative channels. (b) Civil court actions. After exhausting all administrative remedies, an individual may file suit in Federal court against a naval activity for any of the following acts: (1) Denial of an amendment request. The activity head, or his or her designee wrongfully refuses the individual’s request for review of the initial denial of an amendment or, after review, wrongfully refuses to amend the record; (2) Denial of access. The activity wrongfully refuses to allow the individual to review the record Or wrongfully denies his or her request for a copy of the record; (3) Failure to meet recordkeeping Standards. The activity fails to maintain an individual’s record with the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, and completeness necessary to assure fairness in any determination about the individual’s rights, benefits, or privileges and, in fact, makes an adverse determination based on the record; Or (4) Failure to comply with Privacy Act. The activity fails to comply with any other provision of 5 U.S.C. 552a or any rule or regulation promulgated under 5 U.S.C. 552a and thereby causes the individual to be adversely affected. (c) Criminal penalties. Subsection (i)(1) of 5 U.S.C. 552a authorizes three Criminal penalties against individuals for violations of its provisions. All three are misdemeanors punishable by fines of $5,000. (1) Wrongful disclosure. Any member or employee of Department of the Navy who, by virtue of his or her employment or position, has possession of or access to records and willfully makes a disclosure knowing that disclosure is

in violation of 5 U.S.C. 552a. Or this Subpart and subpart G of this part.

(2) Maintaining unauthorized records. Any member or employee of Department of the Navy who willfully maintains a System of records for which a notice has not been published under periodic Chief of Naval Operations Notes (OPNAVNOTEs) 5211, “Current Privacy Act ISSuances.”

(3) Wrongful requesting or obtaining records. Any person who knowingly and willfully requests or obtains information concerning an individual under false pretenses.

$701.115 Computer matching program.

(a) General. 5 U.S.C. 552a and this Subpart and subpart G of this part are applicable to Certain types of Computer matching, i.e., the Computer CompariSon of automated Systems of records. There are two Specific kinds of matching programs that are fully governed by 5 U.S.C. 552a and this Subpart and Subpart G. Of this part: (1) Matches using records from Federal personnel or payroll systems of records; (2) Matches involving Federal benefit programs to accomplish One or more of the following purposes: (i) To determine eligibility for a Federal benefit. (ii) To comply with benefit program requirements. (iii) To effect recovery of improper payments or delinquent debts from current Or former beneficiaries. (b) The record comparison must be a computerized One. Manual comparisons are not covered, involving records from two or more automated Systems Of records (i.e., Systems of records maintained by Federal agencies that are subject to 5 U.S.C. 552a); or a Department of the Navy automated Systems of records and automated records maintained by a non-Federal agency (i.e., State or local government or agent thereof). A covered computer matching program entails not only the actual computerized comparison, but also preparing and executing a written agreement between the participants, Securing approval of the Defense Data Integrity Board, publishing a matching notice in the FEDERAL REGISTER before the match begins, ensuring that investigation and due process are completed, and taking ultimate action, if any.

Subport G–Privacy Act Exemptions

AUTHORITY: Pub. L. 93–579, 88 Stat. 1896 (5 U.S.C. 552a).

SOURCE: 59 FR 55363, Nov. 7, 1994, unless otherwise noted.

$701.116 Purpose.

Subparts F and G of this part contain rules promulgated by the Secretary of the Navy, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a (j) and (k), and subpart F, $701.113, to exempt certain Systems of Department of the Navy records from Specified proviSions of 5 U.S.C. 552a.

$701.117 Exemption records.

All Systems of records maintained by the Department of the Navy shall be exempt from the requirements of the access provision of the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a(d)) under the (k)(1) exemption, to the extent that the System contains information properly classified under E.O. 12958 and that is required by that E.O. to be kept Secret in the interest of national defense or foreign policy. This exemption is applicable to parts of all systems of records including those not otherwise Specifically designated for exemptions herein which contain isolated items of properly classified information.

[59 FR 55363, Nov. 7, 1994, as amended at 61 F.R. 2917, Jan. 30, 1996]

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$701.1.18 Exemptions for specific Navy record systems.

(a) System Identifier and Name: N01070– 9, White House Support Program. Eacemption: Portions of this system of records are exempt from the following Subsections of the Privacy Act: (c)(3), (d), (e)(1), (e)(4) (G) through (I), and (f). Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552a(k) (1), (2), (3), and (5). Reasons: Exempted portions of this system contain information which has been properly classified under E.O. 12958, and which is required to be kept secret in the interest of national defense or foreign policy. Exempted portions of this system may also contain

information considered relevant and necessary to make a determination as to qualifications, eligibility, or suitability for access to classified information, and which was obtained by providing an express or implied promise to the source that his or her identity would not be revealed to the subject of the record. Exempted portions of this System may also contain information Collected and maintained in connection With providing protective services to the President and other individuals protected pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 3056. Exempted portions of this system may also contain investigative records compiled for law enforcement purposes, the disclosure of which could reveal the identity of sources who provide information under an express or implied promise of confidentiality, compromise investigative techniques and procedures, jeopardize the life or physical Safety of law-enforcement personnel, or Otherwise interfere with enforcement proceedings or adjudications.

(b) System Identifier and Name: N01131– 1, Officer Selection and Appointment System. Eacemption: Portions of this system of records are exempt from the following Subsections of the Privacy Act: (c)(3), (d), (e)(1), (e)(4)(G) through (I), and (f). Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552a(k)(1), (5), (6), and (7). Reasons: Granting individuals access to portions of this System of records could result in the disclosure of classified material, or the identification of Sources who provided information to the government under an express or implied promise of confidentiality. Material will be screened to permit access to unclassified material and to information that does not disclose the identity of a confidential source. (c) System Identifier and Name: N01133– 2, Recruiting Enlisted Selection System. Exemption: Portions of this system of records are exempt from the following Subsections of the Privacy Act: (c)(3), (d), (e)(1), (e)(4)(G) through (I), and (f). Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552a(k)(1), (5), (6), and (7). Reasons: Granting individuals access to portions of this system of records could result in the disclosure of classified material, or the identification of sources who provided information to the government under an express or implied promise of confidentiality. Material will be Screened to permit access to unclassified material and to information that does not disclose the identity of a confidential source.

(d) System Identifier and Name: NO1640– 1, Individual Correctional Records. Eacemption: Portions of this system of records are exempt from the following Subsections of the Privacy Act: (c)(3), (c)(4), (d), (e)(2), (e)(3), (e)(4)(G) through (I), (e)(5), (e)(8), (f), and (g). Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552a(j)(2). Reason: Granting individuals access to portions of these records pertaining to or consisting of, but not limited to, disciplinary reports, criminal investigations, and related Statements of witnesses, and such other related matter in conjunction with the enforcement of criminal laws, could interfere with the orderly investigations, with the orderly administration of justice, and possibly enable Suspects to avoid detection or apprehension. Disclosure of this information could result in the concealment, destruction, or fabrication of evidence, and jeopardize the safety and well-being of informants, witnesses and their families, and law enforcement personnel and their families. Disclosure of this information could also reveal and render ineffectual investigative techniques, Sources, and methods used by these components and could result in the invasion of the privacy of individuals only incidentally related to an investigation. The exemption of the individual’s right of access to portions of these records, and the reasons therefor, necessitate the exemption of this system of records from the requirement of the other cited proVisions. (e) System Identifier and Name: N01754– 3, Navy Child Development Services Program. Eremption: Portions of this system of records are exempt from the following Subsections of the Privacy Act: (c)(3)

and (d). Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552a(k)(2). Reasons: Exemption is needed in

order to encourage persons having knowledge of abusive or neglectful acts toward children to report such information, and to protect such Sources

from embarrassment or recrimination, as well as to protect their right to privacy. It is essential that the identities of all individuals who furnish information under an express promise of confidentiality be protected. Additionally, granting individuals access to information relating to criminal and civil law enforcement, as well as the release of certain disclosure accountings, could interfere with ongoing investigations and the orderly administration of justice, in that it could result in the concealment, alteration, destruction, or fabrication of information; could hamper the identification of Offenders and the disposition of charges; and could jeopardize the safety and well being of parents and their children.

(f) System Identifier and Name: N03834– 1, Special Intelligence Personnel ACceSS File.

Eremption: Portions of this system of records are exempt from the following Subsections of the Privacy Act; (c)(3), (d), (e)(1), (e)(4) (G) through (I), and (f).

Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552a(k) (1) and (5).

Reasons: Exempted portions of this System contain information that has been properly classified under E.O. 12356, and that is required to be kept Secret in the interest of national defense or foreign policy. Exempted portions of this system also contain information Considered relevant and necessary to make a determination as to qualifications, eligibility, or suitability for access to classified information and was obtained by providing an express or inplied assurance to the Source that his or her identity would not be revealed to the subject of the record.

(g) System Identifier and Name: NO4060– 1, Navy and Marine Corps Exchange SeCurity Files. Eremption: Portions of this system of records are exempt from the following Subsections of the Privacy Act: (c)(3), (d), (e)(4) (G) through (I), and (f). Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552a(k)(2). Reasons: Granting individuals access to information collected and maintained by these activities relating to the enforcement of criminal laws could interfere with orderly investigations, With Orderly administration of justice, and possibly enable suspects to avoid detection or apprehension. Disclosure of this information could result in the concealment, destruction, or fabrication of evidence, and could also reveal and render ineffectual investigative techniques, sources, and methods used by these activities. (h) [Reserved] (i) System identifier and name: N05041– 1, Inspector General (IG) Records. (1) Eremption: Portions of this system of records may be exempt from the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552a(c)(3); (d); (e)(1); (e)(4)(G), (H), and (I); and (f). (2) Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552a(k)(1) and (k)(2). (3) Reasons: (i) From subsection (c)(3) because the release of the disclosure accounting would permit individuals to obtain valuable information Concerning the nature of the investigation and would present a serious impediment to the orderly conduct of any investigative activities. Such accounting could result in the release of properly classified information which would compromise the national defense or disrupt foreign policy. (ii) From Subsections (d) and (f) because access to the records would inform individuals of the existence and nature of the investigation; provide information that might result in the Concealment, destruction, or fabrication of evidence; possibly jeopardize the Safety and well-being of informants, witnesses and their families; likely reveal and render ineffectual investigatory techniques and methods and Sources of information; and possibly result in the invasion of the personal privacy of third parties. Access could result in the release of properly classified information which could Compromise the national defense or disrupt foreign policy. Amendment of the records would interfere with the ongoing investigation and impose an impossible administrative burden by requiring investigations to be continually reinvestigated. (iii) From subsection (e)(1) because in the course of the investigation it is not always possible, at least in the early stages of the inquiry, to determine relevance and or necessity as such determinations may only occur after the information has bee evaluated. Information may be obtained concerning the actual or potential violation of laws or regulations other than those relating

to the Ongoing investigation. Such information should be retained as it can aid in establishing patterns of improper activity and can provide valuable leads in the conduct of other inVestigations. (iv) From subsection (e)(4)(G) and (H) because this system of records is exempt from individual access pursuant to Subsection (k)(1) and (k)(2) of the Privacy Act of 1974. (V) From Subsection (e)(4)(I) because it is neccessary to protect the confidentiality of sources and to protect the privacy and physical safety of witnesses. Although the system is exempt from this requirement, the Department of the Navy has published a notice in broad, generic terms in the belief that this is all that subsection (e)(4)(I) of the Act requires. (j) System Identifier and Name: N05300– 3, Faculty Professional Files. Eacemption: Portions of this system of records are exempt from the following Subsections of the Privacy Act: (c)(3), (d), (e)(4) (G) and (H), and (f). Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552a(k)(5). Reasons: Exempted portions of this System COntain information considered relevant and necessary to make a release determination as to qualifications, eligibility, or suitability for Federal employment, and was obtained by providing an express or implied promise to the Source that his or her identity would not be revealed to the subject Of the record.

(k) System Identifier and Name: NO5354– 1, Equal Opportunity Information Management System. Eacemption: Portions of this system of records are exempt from the following Subsections of the Privacy Act: (c)(3), (d), (e)(4)(G) through (I), and (f). Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552a(k)(1) and (5). Reasons: Granting access to information in this system of records could reSult in the disclosure of classified material, or reveal the identity of a Source who furnished information to the Government under an express or implied promise of confidentiality. Material will be screened to permit access to unclassified material and to information that will not disclose the identity of a confidential source.

(1) System Identifier and Name: N05520– 1, Personnel Security Eligibility Information System. Eremption: Portions of this system of records are exempt from the following Subsections of the Privacy Act: (c)(3), (d), (e)(4)(G) and (I), and (f). Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552a(k) (1), (2), (5), and (7). Reasons: Granting individuals access to information Collected and maintained in this System of records could interfere with orderly investigations; result in the disclosure of classified material; jeopardize the Safety of informants, witnesses, and their families; disclose investigative techniques; and result in the invasion of privacy of individuals only incidentally related to an investigation. Material will be Screened to permit access to unclassified information that will not disclose the identity of sources who provide the information to the government under an express or implied promise of Confidentiality. (m) System identifier and name: N05520–4, NCIS Investigative Files System. Eacemption (1): Portions of this system of records are exempt from the following subsections of the Privacy Act: (c)(3), (c)(4), (d), (e)(2), (e)(3), (e)(4)(G) through (I), (e)(5), (e)(8), (f), and (g). Authority (1): 5 U.S.C. 552a(j)(2). Reason (1): Granting individuals access to information Collected and maintained by this activity relating to the enforcement of Criminal laws could interfere with the Orderly investigations, with the orderly administration of justice, and possibly enable Suspects to avoid detection Or apprehension. Disclosure of this information could result in the concealment, destruction, or fabrication of evidence, and jeopardize the safety and well-being of informants, witnesses and their families, and law enforcement personnel and their families. Disclosure of this information could also reveal and render ineffectual investigative techniques, sources, and methods used by these components and could result in the invasion of the privacy of individuals only incidentally related to an investigation. The exemption of the individual’s right of access to portions of these records, and the reasons therefor, necessitate the ex

emption of this system of records from the requirement of the other cited provisions. Eacemption (2): Portions of this system of records are exempt from the following Subsections of the Privacy Act: (c)(3), (d), (e)(1), (e)(4)(G) through (I), and (f). Authority (2): 5 U.S.C. 552a(k) (1), (3), (4), (5) and (6). Reason (2): The release of disclosure accountings would permit the subject of an investigation to obtain valuable information concerning the nature of that investigation, and the information Contained, or the identity of witnesses or informants, would therefor present a Serious inpediment to law enforcement. In addition, disclosure of the acCounting would amount to notice to the individual of the existence of a record. Access to the records contained in this system would inform the subject of the existence of material compiled for law enforcement purposes, the premature release of which could prevent, the Successful completion of inVestigation, and lead to the improper influencing of witnesses, the destruction of records, or the fabrication of testimony. Exempt portions of this System also contain information that has been properly classified under E.O. 12958, and that is required to be kept Secret in the interest Of national defense or foreign policy. Exempt portions of this system also contain information considered relevant and necessary to make a determination as to qualifications, eligibility, or Suitability for Federal civilian employment, military Service, Federal Contracts, or access to classified information, and was obtained by providing an express or implied assurance to the Source that his or her identity would not be revealed to the subject of the record. The notice of this System of records published in the FEDERAL REGISTER sets forth the basic statutory or related authority for maintenance of the System. The Categories of Sources of records in this System have been published in the FEDERAL REGISTER in broad generic terms. The identity of specific sources, however, must be withheld in order to protect the confidentiality of the

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