22 CFR 1101.2 - Definitions.
For the purpose of these regulations:
(a) Act means the Privacy Act of 1974.
(b) Agency is defined to include any executive department, military department, Government corporation, Government controlled corporation or other establishment in the executive branch of the Government (including the Executive Office of the President, or any independent regulatory agency) (5 U.S.C. 552)).
(c) Commission means the International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico.
(e) Individual means a citizen of the United States or an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence.
(f) Maintain includes maintain, collect, use, or disseminate.
(g) Record means any item, collection, or grouping of information about an individual that is maintained by an agency, including, but not limited to, his education, financial transactions, medical history, and criminal or employment history and that contains his name, or the identifying number, symbol, or other identifying particular assigned to the individual, such as a finger or voice print or a photograph.
(j) Statistical record means a record in a system of records maintained for statistical research or reporting purposes only and not used in whole or in part in making any determination about an identifiable individual, except as provided by 13 U.S.C. 8 (Census data).
(k) System of records means a group of any records under the control of any agency from which information is retrieved by the name of the individual or by some identifying number, symbol, or other identifying particular assigned to the individual.