Privacy Policy Development Guide and Implementation Templates


Key Questions: What privacy considerations are applicable to the justice system? How can my organization develop appropriate policies? How can these policies be effectively implemented?

Ethical and legal obligations compel every professional in the justice system to protect privacy interests when sharing justice information. Today’s increased security needs not only dictate enhanced justice information sharing but also highlight the need to balance privacy protection and justice information access. The ease of digital access now makes analysis of privacy obligations a more complex process. Nonetheless, the underlying foundations for privacy policy exist in our current laws and customs. Constitutions, statutes, regulations, policies, procedures, and common-law requirements still control justice entity collection and sharing of information. What is new is the need for professionals in the justice system to articulate clearly the rules that control their information gathering and sharing activities in a manner that translates into system requirements for system developers and information managers.


  • Acknowledgements
  • Foreword
  • Privacy Policy Overview
  • Governance
  • Planning
  • Process
  • Product
  • Implementation
  • Preface to Information Quality
  • Appendixes

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