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Appendix D: Sample Case Study

Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative
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In 2002, the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) and the Illinois Integrated Justice Information System (IIJIS) Implementation Board initiated development of a privacy policy for all criminal justice entities in the state of Illinois.

The IIJIS Governing Board, in its IIJIS Strategic Plan, identified a goal of serving "justice, public safety, and homeland security needs while protecting privacy, preventing unauthorized disclosures of information, and allowing appropriate public access"
(www.icjia.state.il.us/IIJIS/public/pdf/strategicplan_final.pdf). The IIJIS Strategic Plan further called for the development of a comprehensive IIJIS privacy policy that involved the initial adoption of privacy principles and the development of a statewide privacy policy. The planning, project team development, processes, products, and lessons learned are the subject of this case study.

Leaders of the Illinois project also serve on the Global Privacy and Information Quality Working Group (GPIQWG) and contributed significantly to the development of this Guide. This case study memorializes the Illinois effort and is included in the Guide to serve as a practical example of the privacy policy development process. The Illinois project team makes its privacy policy available through the ICJIA Web site www.icjia.state.il.us.