On December 22, 2016, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published in the Federal Register a proposed rule [Docket No. USTR-2016-0027] that would describe how individuals can find out if a USTR system of records contains information about them and, if so, how to access or amend a record. The proposed rule would move the Privacy Act regulation from part 2005 into a new subpart C to part 2004. USTR previously renamed and reorganized part 2004 to include all of the rules governing disclosure of USTR records and information. USTR is also publishing a notice concerning updates to its Privacy Act systems of records.

Comments are due on or before January 23, 2017.

Also on December 22, 2016, USTR published in the Federal Register a notice [Docket No. USTR-2016-0028] concerning updates to its Privacy Act systems of records. As part of a comprehensive review of agency practices related to the disclosure of records and information, the USTR is updating both its systems of records and implementing rule under the Privacy Act of 1974 (Privacy Act). This notice concerns updates to USTR’s Privacy Act system of records notices (SORNs).