32 CFR 806b.40 - Exemptions.
Exemptions permissible under 5 U.S.C. 552a (subject to § 806b.38 of this part):
(a) The (j)(2) exemption. Applies to investigative records created and maintained by law-enforcement activities whose principal function is criminal law enforcement.
(b) The (k)(1) exemption. Applies to information specifically authorized to be classified under the DoD Information Security Program Regulation, 32 CFR part 159.
(c) The (k)(2) exemption. Applies to investigatory information compiled for law-enforcement purposes by nonlaw enforcement activities and which is not within the scope of Sec. 806b.40(a) of this part. However, the Air Force must allow an individual access to any record that is used to deny rights, privileges or benefits to which he or she would otherwise be entitled by Federal law or for which he or she would otherwise be eligible as a result of the maintenance of the information (unless doing so would reveal a confidential source).
(d) The (k)(3) exemption. Applies to records maintained in connection with providing protective services to the President and other individuals under 18 U.S.C. 3506.
(e) The (k)(4) exemption. Applies to records maintained solely for statistical research or program evaluation purposes and which are not used to make decisions on the rights, benefits, or entitlement of an individual except for census records which may be disclosed under 13 U.S.C. 8.
(f) The (k)(5) exemption. Applies to investigatory material compiled solely for the purpose of determining suitability, eligibility, or qualifications for federal civilian employment, military service, federal contracts, or access to classified information, but only to the extent such material would reveal the identity of a confidential source. This provision allows protection of confidential sources used in background investigations, employment inquiries, and similar inquiries that are for personnel screening to determine suitability, eligibility, or qualifications.
(g) The (k)(6) exemption. Applies to testing or examination material used solely to determine individual qualifications for appointment or promotion in the Federal or military service, if the disclosure would compromise the objectivity or fairness of the test or examination process.
(h) The (k)(7) exemption. Applies to evaluation material used to determine potential for promotion in the Military Services, but only to the extent that the disclosure of such material would reveal the identity of a confidential source.