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Privacy Act

Data lock imageThe enactment of the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C §552), was prompted due to growing concerns within Congress regarding unauthorized surveillance and investigations conducted by federal agencies. There was also an increasing apprehension of potential abuses by governmental entities that would increase the utilization of computers for storage and retrieval of personal data using specific identifiers such as date of birth.   

In its most general form, the Privacy Act was established to balance the government’s need to preserve information about individuals with the rights of individuals to be safeguarded against unwarranted intrusions into their privacy. The main focus of the act is to limit disclosure of personally identifiable records maintained by the agency, allow individuals access to records pertaining to themselves, allow individuals the right to request an amendment of inaccurate records maintained about themselves, and implement an environment of fair information practices within the agency.  

When requesting records or an amendment of records pertaining to yourself, you may submit your Privacy request to NAVSEA via our SecureRelease Portal or by email NAVSEAFOIA@navy.mil.

Privacy requests may also be submitted via mail addressed to:

Naval Sea Systems Command
SEA 00A5, FOIA/Privacy Program Division
1333 Isaac Hull Avenue, SE
Washington Navy Yard, DC 20376-2101

When submitting a request please indicate your name and an email address where you can be reached, and a representative will contact you shortly. Additionally, the request should identify each particular record in question, state the amendment or correction that is sought, and state why the record is not accurate, relevant, timely, or complete without the correction.

For any questions concerning the processing of your request, you may contact our NAVSEA Privacy Office at 202-781-4124, NAVSEAFOIA@navy.mil or FAX 202-781-4490.


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