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Compendium of State Privacy and Security Legislation: 1997 Overview - New Hampshire; New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated

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May 1997
This is a 1997 overview of New Hampshire law pertinent to the privacy and security of criminal justice information, with attention to the responsibilities of the New Hampshire State Police.

Chapter 106-B of the relevant statute mandates that the director and employees of the State Police shall cooperate and exchange information with any other law enforcement agencies both within and without the State, including Federal authorities, for the purpose of preventing and detecting crime, apprehending criminals, and detecting and stopping vehicles that transport hazardous materials contrary to the rules promulgated by the commissioner of safety. Other sections pertinent to the State police focus on reports on which criminal records are based, the recording of intrastate misdemeanors, the disposition of certain records, and annulments of criminal records. Provisions of the New Hampshire Information Practices Act included in this overview contain a mandate that all State agencies file specified information on all personal information systems with the secretary of state, including information on any changes in purposes or uses. All such information filed with the secretary of state are deemed "public records." Also included in this overview is a copy of a statement of standard operating procedures for the administration of central repository records for the Department of Safety, the Division of State Police, and the State Bureau of Criminal Identification.

Date Published: May 1, 1997