Privacy, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Compliance Verification for the Intelligence Enterprise [open pdf - 2MB]
"The Privacy, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Compliance Verification for the Intelligence Enterprise, developed by the U.S. Department of Justice's Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative, assists law enforcement agencies in determining whether they are in compliance with applicable privacy-related policies, procedures, rules, and guidelines. Background: The extensive growth of intelligence and information sharing has brought a renewed emphasis on the importance of protecting privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties. Compliance reviews and audits have become a necessary tool for agencies to use in order to identify high-risk operational and management issues dealing with privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties, particularly with the recent development of fusion centers. This resource was developed to assist intelligence enterprises with ensuring compliance with all applicable privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties protection laws, regulations, and policies while sharing intelligence and information needed to safeguard America. [...]. Contents: The document includes a suggested methodology for conducting the review of an agency's intelligence enterprise and identifies the high-liability areas of concern that should be included when performing the review. The document also contains a suggested list of questions to answer when conducting the compliance process but may not cover all laws, policies, and procedures that are applicable to a particular state or agency. Agencies are encouraged to add questions or enhance sections to include questions/ items that may be applicable to their particular jurisdiction's rules, standards, or policies, thereby making certain that the verification is comprehensive for their intelligence enterprise."
National Criminal Intelligence Resource Center: http://www.ncirc.gov/