The SEC has released a final
rule that revises its regulations under the Privacy Act of 1974,
“which is the principal law governing the handling of personal information in the
federal government.” In addition to clarifying and streamlining the regulations, “the
final rule revises procedural and fee provisions and eliminates unnecessary provisions.”
Further, it “allows for electronic methods to verify one’s identity and submit Privacy
The final rule will become effective 30 days after the date of its publication in the
Federal Register. For more information, see the press release and the statement by SEC Chair Gary Gensler on the SEC’s Web site.