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The Privacy Act of 1974 was the first statute to embed fair information practice principles into law, 35 years ago. While the Act has remained a mostly effective effort to insure that the government is treating the privacy of individuals as a leading concern, it is no longer as effective as it once was. As technology has changed and databases have progressed, the limitations of the Act and barriers to oversight have become more significant. The E-Government Act and Chief Privacy Officers were created to address certain failures, but others remain and experience with these two efforts have shown areas where they too can be improved.