SEVIS Privacy Act Exemption Final Rule This DHS final rule exempts portions of SEVIS from certain provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974. DHS based its exemption determination on "criminal, civil, and administrative enforcement requirements." This final rule implements a proposed rule published in 2005. Read NAFSA's comments on the proposed rule. SEVIS Privacy Act Exemption Final Rule DHS 2008-10-23 SEVIS Privacy Act Exemption Final Rule PDF