When Is A Computer Matching Agreement Required

Below is a list of all DOJ Computer Matching Agreements, corresponding federal newsletters, and departmental annual journals 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. Notes on approved intercomputer agreements, which are published in the federal registry, are listed below: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. . Under the Data Protection Act 1974, a computer matching program is required for computer-assisted comparisons of two or more automated data sets or a non-federal registration system to determine or verify eligibility or compliance, as these are cash or in-kind payments or payments made under federal service programs. 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 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, who are required to keep personally identifiable data records in a recording 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 computerized comparison between federal authorities of two or more automated data sets (or federal personnel or wage settlement systems) or between a federal authority and a non-federal authority.