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The Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552, and the Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552a, together contain the general principles under which executive agencies, such as the Department of Energy, make information in their possession available to the public and at the same time protect the privacy interest of individuals about whom the agency has obtained information. Each of these statutes requires the agencies to promulgate regulations that specify how these principles will be implemented. The Department of Energy's FOIA and Privacy Act regulations, 10 C.F.R. Parts 1004 and 1008, respectively, provide that individuals may request information from the Department of Energy (and in some instances correct it).