The Privacy Act gives you the right to direct access to most records about yourself that are in our systems of records. Exceptions to this Privacy Act right include—
(a) Special procedures for access to certain medical records (see 5 U.S.C. 552a(f)(3) and § 401.55);
(b) Unavailability of certain criminal law enforcement records (see 5 U.S.C. 552a(k), and § 401.85); and
(c) Unavailability of records compiled in reasonable anticipation of a court action or formal administrative proceeding.
Note to § 401.35:
The Freedom of Information Act (see 20 CFR part 402) allows you to request information from SSA whether or not it is in a system of records.