About Privacy Act Issuances

The Office of the Federal Register (OFR) biennially compiles and publishes The Privacy Act Compilation, as directed by the Privacy Act of 1974. It consists of:

  • Descriptions of systems of records maintained on individuals by Federal agencies and agency recordkeeping policies and practices as published in the Federal Register; and

  • Agency rules of procedure for individuals requesting information about their records, as codified in the Code of Federal Regulations


For more detailed information about the Privacy Act Issuances and other Office of the Federal Register publications, please refer to OFR's publications page on


Privacy Act XML Files

The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) and the National Archives' Office of the Federal Register (OFR) partnership offers bulk data downloads of files to the general public via and FDsys at


Contact Us

For questions about the Privacy Act compilation, please call OFR's Daily Issue unit at (202) 741-6050 or email [email protected]




G P O ' S   F E D E R A L   D I G I T A L   S Y S T E M