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DOJ FOIA and Privacy Act Regulations

The rules that detail the Department of Justice’s procedures for implementing the FOIA and the Privacy Act are provided in the links below.

28 C.F.R. Part 16 (2013) (PDF)
Production or Disclosure of Material or Information

Subpart A - Procedures for Disclosure of Records Under the Freedom of Information Act (PDF)

16.1 General Provisions. (PDF)
16.2 Public Reading Rooms. (PDF)
16.3 Requirements for making requests. (PDF)
16.4 Responsibility for responding to requests. (PDF)
16.5 Timing of responses to requests. (PDF)
16.6 Responses to requests. (PDF)
16.7 Classified information. (PDF)
16.8 Business information. (PDF)
16.9 Appeals. (PDF)
16.10 Preservation of records. (PDF)
16.11 Fees. (PDF)
16.12 Other rights and services. (PDF)

Subpart D - Protection of Privacy and Access to Individual Records Under the Privacy Act of 1974 (PDF)

16.40 General provisions.(PDF)
16.41 Requests for access to records. (PDF)
16.42 Responsibility for responding to requests for access to records. (PDF)
16.43 Responses to requests for access to records. (PDF)
16.44 Classified Information. (PDF)
16.45 Appeals from denials of requests for access to records. (PDF)
16.46 Requests for amendment or correction of records. (PDF)
16.47 Requests for an accounting of record disclosures. (PDF)
16.48 Preservation of records. (PDF)
16.49 Fees. (PDF)
16.50 Notice of court-ordered and emergency disclosures. (PDF)
16.51 Security of systems of records. (PDF)
16.52 Contracts for the operation of record systems. (PDF)
16.53 Use and collection of social security numbers. (PDF)
16.54 Employee standards of conduct. (PDF)
16.55 Other rights and services. (PDF)

Appendix to Part 16 - Components of the Department of Justice

Appendix I (PDF)

Training and Outreach
Next Events
July 15-16, 2014
July 17, 2014
For a full list of upcoming events, visit our Key Dates page.
To access DOJ documents that are posted online by OIP, please visit the FOIA Library.
For government-wide FOIA information including how to make a FOIA request to other federal agencies, please visit FOIA.GOV.
General Information Office of Information Policy
Melanie Ann Pustay
Office of Information Policy
(202) 514 - FOIA (3642)
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