NOTE: The RCC can base refusal to comply on section 1106(a) of the Social Security Act (42
U.S.C. 1306(a)) and Regulation No. 1 (20 CFR, Part 401). Although the FOIA does not
apply to courts, Regulation No. 1 is based on the FOIA principle of avoiding a “clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.” If a specific statutory provision prohibits disclosure, the RCC can also cite that;
for example, section 6103 of the Internal Revenue Code, 26 U.S.C. 6103.
EXAMPLE: SSA receives a court order from a court of competent jurisdiction asking us to identify
the person to whom a particular SSN is assigned. SSA does not consider this an appropriate
disclosure in this case, under the requirements in GN 03330.005.1. We would attempt to have the court order vacated.