In this section
- About Byrne JAG
- Grant Management & Accountability
- Justice Information Sharing
- Sex Offender Management
- Tribal Issues
- Victims Issues
- The Role of the Federal Government
Privacy Issues in Justice Information Sharing
As criminal justice entities achieve information sharing, it is important that privacy, civil rights and civil liberties protections are implemented for information that is collected, stored, maintained, accessed, shared and disseminated. Such protections reduce privacy risks and legal liability and help to maintain credibility of public safety agencies and practitioners.
NCJA, in partnership with BJA, Global, and other Justice Information Sharing Training and Technical Assistance provider partners, has access to tools and resources to help state and local jurisdictions develop and implement robust privacy policies. For more information regarding Global privacy tools, including the Privacy, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Policy Development Guide for State, Local, and Tribal Justice Entities (Privacy Guide) and Template, the Policy Development Checklist, and a Technical Privacy Initiative, go to www.it.ojp.gov/gist. To request technical assistance, please contact Tammy Woodhams, NCJA senior staff associate.