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Privacy Pilot

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $349,939)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Competitive Program: National Initiatives, administered by the Office of Justice Programs' (OJP) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), furthers the Department's mission by assisting state and local jurisdictions in improving the criminal justice system and assisting communities in preventing drug abuse and crime. In FY 2008, the program will focus on funding local, regional, and national efforts within five major categories: 1) preventing crime and drug abuse; 2) enhancing local law enforcement; 3) enhancing local courts; 4) enhancing local corrections and offender reentry; and 5) facilitating justice information sharing.

The National Center for State Courts will implement the Privacy Pilot Project under Category 5: Facilitating Justice Information Sharing. They will develop and implement a privacy pilot and civil liberties program for criminal justice disciplines to promote information sharing while protecting individuals, public safety, and privacy. The reference architecture that was established by the Global Privacy and Information Quality Working Group (GPIQWG) will be applied in a real-world setting. The goal of this program is to implement a privacy technology specification and pilot it in a real-world court setting. Key objectives are to: 1) clarify organizational purposes and foster cooperation; 2) establish expectations and limitations; 3) define requirements within the context of jurisdiction constraints; 4) demonstrate privacy impact assessments using standards-based electronic information exchange; 5) enhance control mechanisms for timely, accurate, complete, and accessible information in a secure and trusted environment; 6) improve public safety and public protection risks and threats; 7) train pilot participants; 8) provide technical assistance; 9) document lessons learned; 10) assess the value of investment; (and 11) provide feedback to the GPIQWG.


Date Created: September 28, 2008