[USC02] 15 USC 176a: Confidential nature of information furnished Bureau
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15 USC 176a: Confidential nature of information furnished Bureau Text contains those laws in effect on September 20, 2020
From Title 15-COMMERCE AND TRADECHAPTER 5-STATISTICAL AND COMMERCIAL INFORMATION

§176a. Confidential nature of information furnished Bureau

Any statistical information furnished in confidence to the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce by individuals, corporations, and firms shall be held to be confidential, and shall be used only for the statistical purposes for which it is supplied. Except as provided in subchapter III of chapter 35 of title 44, the Director of the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce shall not permit anyone other than the sworn employees of the Bureau to examine such individual reports, nor shall he permit any statistics of domestic commerce to be published in such manner as to reveal the identity of the individual, corporation, or firm furnishing such data.

(Jan. 27, 1938, ch. 11, §1, 52 Stat. 8 ; Pub. L. 107–347, title V, §526(a), Dec. 17, 2002, 116 Stat. 2969 ; Pub. L. 115–435, title III, §302(c)(4), Jan. 14, 2019, 132 Stat. 5553 .)

Amendments

2019-Pub. L. 115–435 substituted "subchapter III of chapter 35 of title 44" for "the Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002".

2002-Pub. L. 107–347 substituted "Except as provided in the Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002, the" for "The".

Effective Date of 2019 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 115–435 effective 180 days after Jan. 14, 2019, see section 403 of Pub. L. 115–435, set out as a note under section 306 of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.

Transfer of Functions

For transfer of functions of Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce, see note set out under section 172 of this title.

Transitional and Savings Provisions

For transitional and savings provisions related to the amendment of this section and other provisions of law by title III of Pub. L. 115–435, see section 302(d) of Pub. L. 115–435, set out as a note under section 3561 of Title 44, Public Printing and Documents.