P.L. 93–579, Approved December 31, 1974 (88 Stat. 1896)

Privacy Act of 1974

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Sec. 7. [5 U.S.C. 552a note] (a)(1)  It shall be unlawful for any Federal, State or local government agency to deny to any individual any right, benefit, or privilege provided by law because of such individual’s refusal to disclose his social security account number.

(2)  the[153] provisions of paragraph (1) of this subsection shall not apply with respect to—

(A)  any disclosure which is required by Federal statute, or

(B)  the disclosure of a social security number to any Federal, State, or local agency maintaining a system of records in existence and operating before January 1, 1975, if such disclosure was required under statute or regulation adopted prior to such date to verify the identity of an individual.

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[Internal Reference.—SSAct §205(c) cites the Privacy Act of 1974.]



[153]  As in original. Probably should be “The”.