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The Privacy and Civil Liberties Policy Development Guide and Implementation Templates was developed through a collaborative effort of the Global Privacy and Information Quality Working Group (GPIQWG) of the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative (Global). DOJ's Office of Justice Programs (OJP) created Global to support broadscale exchange of pertinent justice and public safety information. Global serves as a Federal Advisory Committee (FAC) and advises the U.S. Attorney General on justice information sharing and integration initiatives.

Global supports the initiatives of OJP and DOJ and aids Global member organizations and the people they serve through a series of important collaborative efforts. These include the facilitation of Global working groups. GPIQWG is one of four various Global working groups covering critical topics such as intelligence, privacy, civil liberties, and standards.

GPIQWG assists government agencies, institutions, and other justice entities in ensuring that personally identifiable information is appropriately collected, maintained, used, and disseminated within evolving integrated justice information systems. GPIQWG addresses accuracy and reliability issues involved in updating criminal history records with subsequent events (e.g., prosecution, adjudication) when those events cannot be linked to an arrest notation previously entered into the criminal history repository. This work includes exploring biometrics technologies and addressing the privacy, civil liberties, and information quality issues these technologies present.

In order to formulate a unified and comprehensive approach to privacy, civil liberties, and information quality issues, GPIQWG actively coordinates with the other Global working groups.

Included in this guide is an essential tool for justice system practitioners to use when drafting comprehensive privacy and civil liberties policies, entitled Privacy, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Policy Templates for Justice Information Systems, contained in Appendix A. This resource is a product of DOJ's Global Initiative and was developed in partnership with Alan Carlson and the Justice Management Institute (JMI). The templates are relevant to the administration of justice, strategic and tactical operations, and national security responsibilities and are intended to address all types of public safety and public protection risks and threats, whether criminal or from natural disasters.

This document is the product of Global and its membership of justice practitioners and industry professionals. By their very nature, to be responsive to current justice information sharing issues, Global working group memberships are dynamic and dependent on the expertise required at any given time. Therefore, a special thank-you is expressed to the GPIQWG and its members for developing and contributing to this document. During the crafting of this Guide, GPIQWG membership was as follows:

Jeanette Plante, Chair
Justice Management Division
U.S. Department of Justice
Washington, DC

Robert P. Boehmer, Vice Chair
Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
Chicago, Illinois

Francis X. Aumand III
Vermont Department of Public Safety
Waterbury, Vermont

David Byers
Arizona Supreme Court
Phoenix, Arizona

Alan Carlson
The Justice Management Institute
Kensington, California

Steven Correll
Nlets—The International Justice and Public Safety Network
Phoenix, Arizona

Cabell Cropper
National Criminal Justice Association
Washington, DC

Robert Deyling
Administrative Office of the United States Courts
Washington, DC

Owen Greenspan
SEARCH, The National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics
Sacramento, CA

Bob Greeves
Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC

Barbara Hurst
Rhode Island Office of the Public Defender
Providence, Rhode Island

John Jesernik
Illinois State Police
Joliet, Illinois

Erin Kenneally
San Diego Supercomputer Center
La Jolla, California

Erin Lee
National Governors Association
Washington, DC

Hayes Lewis
American Indian Development Associates
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Thomas MacLellan
National Governors Association
Washington, DC

Ada Pecos Melton
American Indian Development Associates
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Wil Nagel
Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
Chicago, Illinois

Michael Ramage
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
Tallahassee, Florida

Anne Seymour
Justice Solutions, Inc.
Washington, DC

Steve Siegel
Denver District Attorney's Office
Denver, Colorado

Cindy Southworth
National Network to End Domestic Violence Fund
Washington, DC

Martha Wade Steketee
Independent Consultant
Chicago, Illinois

Carl Wicklund
American Probation and Parole Association
Lexington, Kentucky