Personal Privacy Protection Law

Pertains to personal information collected and maintained by state agencies


The Personal Privacy Protection Law (PPPL), enacted in 1984, pertains to personal information collected and maintained by state agencies. State agencies are required to meet standards of fair information practices regarding the collection, maintenance, use and disclosure of personal information.

You Should Know

“You Should Know” is a publication of the Committee on Open Government that provides an overview of the Personal Privacy Protection Law (PPPL).  The PPPL is intended to protect your privacy by regulating the manner in which state agencies collect, maintain and disseminate personal information about you.  The publication reviews state agency responsibilities, as well as guidance on how to obtain state agency records about yourself and, if necessary, how to correct or amend your record.   The publication includes sample language of a PPPL request and, if necessary, on appeal of an agency’s denial of access.


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