According to 5 U.S.C. § 552a, United States agencies, including the Executive Office of the President shall, “maintain no record describing how any individual exercises rights guaranteed by the First Amendment unless expressly authorized by statute or by the individual about whom the record is maintained or unless pertinent to and within the scope of an authorized law enforcement activity.”
Perhaps one of our lawyer friends might want to weigh in on this. Did the White House actions in yesterday’s solicitation of “fishy” information about the health care bill constitute a violation of the Privacy Act?
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