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Privacy Service


Systems of Records

A system of records is a file, database, or program from which personal information is retrieved by name or other personal identifier. The Privacy Act provides a number of protections for your personal information. These typically include how information is collected, used, disclosed, stored, and disposed.

Current SORN List

NOTE: Links to SORNs Published Prior to 1995 and Consolidated SORNs are included in the Current SORN List.

Privacy Act Exemptions

VA System Exemption List

The Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. § 552a) provides that agencies will provide access to records on individuals within its possession unless one of ten exemptions apply. The exact language of the exemptions can be found in the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. § 552a), https://www.justice.gov/opcl/ten-exemptions. VA regulations at 38 CFR § 1.582 - Exemptions provide a complete listing of all VA exempt Privacy Act systems of records.

VA System of Records Policy