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Individual's Right of Amendment Under the Privacy Act

An individual can dispute or request amendment of his own record if the individual believes the record is inaccurate, irrelevant, untimely, or incomplete. 5 U.S.C. § 552a(d)(2); IGDINST 5400.11, Ch. 2, para. E. To dispute or request amendment to a record pertaining to you that is kept in a Privacy Act system of records, please follow the guidance in IGDINST 5400.11, Ch.2, para. E, specifically:


(1) Request a copy of the record in writing through the electronic link "Submit a Privacy Act Request" located on Privacy Program Mission webpage;

(2) Review your requested records, determine which specific information is inaccurate, irrelevant, untimely, or incomplete; and

(3) Submit a written request for amendment or dispute to the Component Head of the DoD OIG component that maintains the record, and briefly but succinctly describe the record, the item to be amended or disputed, and the reason for the change.

You will be notified if additional information is needed, whether your request was approved or denied, and how to appeal the decision.