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Compendium of State Privacy and Security Legislation: 1997 Overview - Michigan; Michigan Compiled Laws Annotated

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

The law indicates that the Michigan State Police is the agency responsible for criminal identification and records, including such records for juveniles. Procedures are mandated for collecting, managing, and disseminating these records. Conditions for destroying records are specified. Sections address sanctions for refusal to allow lawful access to records, interagency sharing of record information, data audits, and the confidentiality of records on sex offenders. Provisions on criminal procedure include procedures for setting aside a conviction and the handling of records of a person whose conviction has been set aside. Regarding public records, the penal code specifies sanctions for the unlawful removal, mutilation, or destruction of public records. Also included in this compendium is an act to regulate the maintenance and supplying of information by a law enforcement agency to an interstate law enforcement intelligence organization, as well as membership by a law enforcement agency in interstate law enforcement intelligence organizations. Under the Freedom of Information Act, which is included in this compendium, it is the public policy of Michigan that all persons are entitled to complete information regarding the affairs of government and the official acts of those who represent them as public officials and public employees, consistent with the conditions set forth in the act. Exemptions from disclosure are indicated in the law. Records that are exempt are to be separated from nonexempt records in the design of the information system. Law pertinent to the establishment and operation of the Criminal Justice Data Center is also contained in this compendium, along with an executive order pertinent to the dissemination of criminal history record information and provisions for background checks for school employees.

Date Published: May 1, 1997