Welcome

Over the last several years, federal, state, and local justice agencies have begun developing new information systems designed to efficiently share critical information across agencies and jurisdictions. When information sharing works, it is a powerful tool. What these agencies and others like them are learning, however, is that the policy and legal issues confronting the integration of justice information systems can be more difficult than the technical ones.

JusticePrivacy.com was created to provide justice practitioners and agencies with practical guidance on how to address privacy issues.

JusticePrivacy.com was created to provide justice practitioners and agencies with practical guidance on how to address the privacy issues that arise with the enhanced collection, analysis, and dissemination of law enforcement data. In its pages you will find articles that explain the importance of privacy and articulate the publics concerns regarding the proper use of criminal justice data. You will also find reports that explain in concrete terms what steps you can take to develop a privacy policy for your agency.

The privacy discussions surrounding the justice systems use of personally identifiable information is constantly evolving. New materials are being developed to keep up with these discussions and will be posted here to assist those individuals who bear the significant burden of developing and updating justice information system privacy policies. I hope that you will find this site informative and welcome any comments or suggestions.

Wil Nagel
Chicago, Illinois