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NCJ Number: 82779 Find in a Library
Title: Security and Privacy Audit of the Alaska Justice Information System (AJIS)
Author(s): W T Connor
Corporate Author: SRI International
United States of America
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 67
Sponsoring Agency: Alaska Criminal Justice Planning Agency
Juneau, AK 99801
SRI International
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study focuses on the privacy protection aspect of the Alaska Justice Information System (AJIS); internal and external security measures are addressed.
Abstract: Onsite data collection, visits to user agencies, and validation of police and court information were critical to the information procurement process. Findings indicate that, overall, awareness of and concern for security and privacy is high. The individuals interviewed at the State level generally seemed to have a greater understanding of both the issues and the procedures than did those interviewed at the local level. A policy decision should be made as to the utility of entering all the conditions of the court judgment into AJIS. The possible move of the AJIS computer hardware to a new facility should be analyzed with respect to security and privacy needs. AJIS users should be counseled with regard to the requirements for dissemination logging. Users should be advised as to when logging should occur, in what form the log should be maintained, and what information should be maintained on the log. Periodic visits to the AJIS terminal sites should be made by the AJIS coordinator. An analysis should be conducted as to possible problems with updating AJIS criminal history dispositions in those cases involving alteration of the final disposition, e.g., violation of probation and subsequent jail term. Three exhibits are provided. Appendixes list agencies visited, persons interviewed, and AJIS control forms and procedures and present the interview guide.
Index Term(s): Alaska; Computer generated reports; Computer privacy and security; Confidential records access; Criminal justice information systems; Legal privacy protection
Note: SRI project 2919
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