This article suggests a balancing test to determine which routine uses of information legitimately fall within the Privacy Act. Part I briefly examines the background of the Act, concentrating on the legislative history of the routine use exemption, and examining problems the exemption presents. Part II then proposes a balancing test, based on notice and need for data, as a means of ascertaining proper routine uses.
John W. Finger,
Narrowing the "Routine Use" Exemption to the Privacy Act of 1974,
U. Mich. J. L. Reform
Available at: https://repository.law.umich.edu/mjlr/vol14/iss1/8