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NCJ Number: 170045 Find in a Library
Title: Compendium of State Privacy and Security Legislation: 1997 Overview - Florida; Florida Statutes Annotated
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 46
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
Indiana University Purdue University, Research Support Funds
Indianapolis, IN 46202
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
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Indiana University Purdue University, Research Support Funds
420 University Boulevard
Indianapolis, IN 46202
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This is a 1997 overview of Florida law pertinent to the privacy and security of criminal justice information.
Abstract: Florida's Department of Law Enforcement Act of 1974 includes a provision that establishes the Division of Criminal Justice Information Systems within the Department of Law Enforcement. Related provisions pertain to criminal justice information collection and storage, fingerprinting, disposition reporting, the dissemination of criminal justice information, and the exchange of Federal criminal history records and information. Provisions also address records and audits; access to as well as review and challenge of criminal history records; public access to records; and criminal history record expungement or sealing. Chapter 119 of the Florida code sets policy for access to public records. Except as otherwise provided in law, Florida's policy is to open all public records for personal inspection by any person. Exemptions are specified for the inspection, examination, and duplication of records. Other materials included in this compendium are rules of the Department of Law Enforcement that govern criminal history and identification records, the operation of the Criminal Justice Information Systems Council, the criminal history records dissemination policy, criminal history records expungement, and criminal history record review and correction. Some attorney general opinions on access to various types of records are included as well.
Main Term(s): Court records
Index Term(s): Confidential records access; Criminal histories; Criminal justice information systems; Data security; Florida; Information collection; Information dissemination; Information processing; Legal privacy protection; Records management; State laws
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