"This Privacy and Civil Liberties Policy Development Guide and Implementation Templates was developed through a collaborative effort of the Global Privacy and Information Quality Working Group (GPIQWG) of the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative (Global). Global serves as a Federal Advisory Committee (FAC) and advises the U.S. Attorney General on justice information sharing and integration initiatives. Global supports the initiatives of DOJ and aids Global member organizations and the people they serve through a series of important collaborative efforts. These include the facilitation of Global working groups. GPIQWG is one of four various Global working groups covering critical topics such as intelligence, privacy, and standards. GPIQWG assists government agencies, institutions, and other justice entities in ensuring that personally identifiable information is appropriately collected, used, and disseminated within integrated justice information systems. GPIQWG addresses accuracy and reliability issues involved in updating criminal history records with subsequent events (e.g., prosecution, adjudication) when those events cannot be linked to an arrest notation previously entered into the criminal history repository. This work includes exploring biometrics technologies and addressing the privacy, civil liberties, and information quality issues these technologies present. In order to formulate a unified and comprehensive approach to privacy, civil liberties, and information quality issues, GPIQWG actively coordinates with the other Global working groups."
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