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Compendium of State Privacy and Security Legislation: 1997 Overview - Indiana; Indiana Statutes Annotated

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May 1997
This is a 1997 overview of Indiana law pertinent to the privacy and security of criminal justice information.

A chapter of the Indiana code pertains to criminal intelligence information. It prohibits the placing of criminal intelligence information in a criminal history file, and it allows a person to petition the State police to limit access to that person's criminal history record (except for criminal justice agencies) if more than 15 years have elapsed since discharge from probation, imprisonment, or paroles (whichever is later) for the last conviction for a crime. A chapter on criminal history information provides statutory parameters for the provision of data to and from criminal justice agencies, information to non-criminal justice organizations or individuals, and procedures for handling requests for data. A chapter on access to public records establishes a public policy that all persons are entitled to full and complete information regarding the affairs of government and the official acts of those who represent them as public officials and employees. Procedures are specified for challenging a denial of data disclosure. A chapter on fair information practices includes provisions on public access to information, confidential files, and restrictions on public access. Conditions for access to certain confidential records are specified as well. Another chapter sets the parameters for the expungement of arrest records.

Date Published: May 1, 1997