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Title: Illinois Criminal Justice Information Council - Annual Privacy and Securtiy Audit Report - For the Period Ending June 30, 1979
Corporate Author: Illinois Criminal Justice Information Council
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 66
Sponsoring Agency: Illinois Criminal Justice Information Council
Chicago, IL 60606
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The first annual privacy and security audit report of the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Council (ICJIC) assesses the compliance of the Department of Law Enforcement's own recordkeeping procedures, practices, and policies with State and Federal privacy and security requirements.
Abstract: Seven basic concepts associated with the privacy and security of criminal history record information were audited: accuracy and completeness, dissemination limitations and logging, correction and error notification, delinquent disposition monitoring, audit and quality control, security, and individual access and review. An audit questionnaire, on-site inspections, and record audits were used in conducting the audit. Inadequacies were found in the procedures for conducting systematic audits, for identifying delinquent dispositions and the type of information an authorized noncriminal justice agency may receive, and for converting manual records of persons still active in the criminal justice system to the Computerized Criminal History File. The audit also revealed that the statutory requirements regulating criminal history recordkeeping and privacy and security concerns in Illinois are confusing, contradictory, and ambiguous. In addition, the Department of Law Enforcement needs to clarify its own internal procedures in some areas with respect to efficient recordkeeping practices. Fifteen specific findings are reported, together with Law Enforcement Department responses and specific ICJIC recommendations. Four appendices are included.
Index Term(s): Audits; Criminal justice information systems; Illinois; Privacy Act of 1974; Privacy and security; Regulations compliance
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