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NCJ Number: 170047 Find in a Library
Title: Compendium of State Privacy and Security Legislation: 1997 Overview - Hawaii
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 24
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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United States of America

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 Hawaii law pertinent to the privacy and security of criminal justice information.
Abstract: Hawaii's Uniform Act on Status of Convicted Persons designates those criminal records that cannot be used, distributed, or disseminated by any State agencies in connection with applications for specified employment, permits, licenses, registration, or certificates. Conditions and procedures for records expungement orders are also addressed. Chapter 846 of Hawaii's code pertains to the establishment and operations of the State's Criminal Justice Data Center. The provisions included in this compendium address the purpose of the Center, responsibilities for reporting to the data center, inquiries to the Center, the reporting of dispositions, systematic audit, security, dissemination, and limitations on dissemination. Provisions also cover the Office of Correctional Information and Statistics, the dissemination and disposition of juvenile records, data access and review, and sanctions for violations. Chapter 853, which pertains to criminal procedure in the deferred acceptance of a guilty plea or nolo contendere plea, contains a provision on the conditions and procedures for the expungement of records in such cases. Expungement of court records is also the subject of a provision that deals with a conditional discharge for a first-time violator of drug laws. Chapter 92 sets a policy that all public records shall be available for inspection by any person during established office hours unless otherwise exempted by State law. Other Hawaii laws included in this compendium pertain to the confidentiality of a personal record in the custody of any State agency and the accessibility of State records for background checks in the licensing of private investigators and guards.
Main Term(s): Court records
Index Term(s): Confidential records access; Criminal histories; Criminal justice information systems; Data security; Hawaii; Information collection; Information dissemination; Information processing; Legal privacy protection; Records management; State laws
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