Privacy Program

Privacy Act

The Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552a, which was passed by Congress in 1974, establishes certain controls over how Federal agencies gather, maintain, and disseminate personal information. The Privacy Act permits a person to seek access to Federal agency records pertaining to him or herself, unless the information in those records is protected by one of the Privacy Act’s ten exemptions. The Privacy Act only applies if the record maintained about you is contained within a “system of records,” which means the record is retrieved by your name, social security number, or other personal identifier. Therefore, if the records maintained about individuals are filed under other subjects, the Privacy Act does not apply.

Obtaining Information From FinCEN Under The Privacy Act

FinCEN does not have any special forms for requesting records under the Privacy Act; however, you should refer to the information below before submitting your Privacy Act request to FinCEN. An individual has the right to obtain a copy, amend a record if it is inaccurate, irrelevant, untimely, or incomplete; and the right to know to whom your records have been disclosed. If we deny you access, improperly disclose your record, or otherwise violate the Privacy Act, the Privacy Act gives you the right to sue in Federal Court. For more details, see FinCEN's Privacy Act Regulations under Subpart C of 31 C.F.R. Part 1.

If you have questions regarding FinCEN’s Privacy Program, please contact the bureau Privacy Officer at Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (Disclosure Office), P.O. Box 39, Vienna, VA 22183 or (703) 905-5034.

If you are interested in records that may be maintained by other Federal agencies, you will have to contact them directly.

Filing a Privacy Act Request Privacy Impact Assessments
Fees Guidance
E-Gov Act Privacy Requirements Privacy Act Issuances