The Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (the Act), Pub.L.100-503, amends the Privacy Act of 1974 and establishes procedural safeguards that compromise the use of Privacy Act data by authorities in the execution of certain types of computerized matching programs. The law regulates the use of computer registration by federal authorities that keep personal records in a registration system subject to the Data Protection Act. The law requires agencies to have written agreements setting out the conditions under which matches must be implemented. The law applies to the computerized comparison between federal authorities of two or more automated records systems (or federal personnel or billing systems) or between a federal authority and a non-federal authority, if: the federal authority responsible for the establishment of documents, obtaining necessary authorizations and signatures and the publication of the corresponding notice is presented in bold. At the end of each calendar year, the DOJ Data Integrity Board is required to conduct a review of this year`s matching programs and report to the Attorney General and the Office of Management and Budget. HHS implements intercomputer programs with other federal authorities and with public authorities. Below is a complete list of correspondence programs currently in effect, with links to the correspondence agreement and a public notice describing each program. For more information on computer comparison, see OMB Circular A-108 (Dec 2016), HHS Data Integrity Board (DIB) Guidelines for Computer Matching Agreements (aug. 2016) and HHS DIB Annual reports. The letter from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) A-108, Section 14, requires agencies to submit an annual matching activity report to the OMB. The ministry reports annually to the OMB on its matching activities. The department`s matching activity report for 2019 is shown below: For any computer-assisted comparison of two or more automated records or a non-federal registration system, a computer matching program, pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974, is required to produce or verify payments in cash or in kind or as part of federal service programs.
An agreement reached by an organization in conjunction with a computer matching program in which the organization participates, in accordance with the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988. With some exceptions, a computer-based adequacy program is any computer-assisted comparison of two or more automated data sets or a non-federal registration system for the purpose of establishing or verifying eligibility or ongoing compliance with legal and regulatory requirements by applicants, recipients or recipients, participants in cash or in-kind services or service providers. , or payments made through federal service programs or computerized comparisons of two or more computerized comparisons. Staff settlement systems or payroll systems of data sets or a federal personnel data system or payroll with non-federal data sets. Source: NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4 See below a list of all DOJ computer sync agreements, corresponding federal bulletins, and departmental annual reviews and reports. Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988, Pub. No. 100-503, 102 Stat. 2507 (1988), amended the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C No. 552a, to include provisions for computer matching activities. In accordance with Article 5.C No.
552 bis (o), “no data set contained in a recording system may be disclosed to a receiving agency or non-federal agency for use in a computer comparison program, unless a written agreement has been reached between the source agency and the receiving agency or a non-federal agency,” subject to other exceptions.