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Compendium of State Privacy and Security Legislation: 1997 Overview - New York

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

One provision of New York's Family Court Act authorizes the fingerprinting of certain alleged juvenile delinquents, and other provisions specify conditions and procedures for the retention and destruction of fingerprint records for alleged juvenile delinquents. Article seven of General Business Law pertains to the dissemination of records for background checks on applicants for specified licenses. Also included in this compendium are statutory provisions that pertain to access to criminal records in the licensing of firearms. A law pertinent to the duties of the Division of Criminal Justice Services, which is established to advise and assist the governor in developing criminal justice policies and programs, includes specifications for those records this division may access as well as disseminate. Law pertinent to the collection, management, and dissemination of fingerprinting and photographic data on arrestees is also included in this compendium. Provisions of correction law pertain to the responsibilities of the Department of Corrections in collecting and managing statistics on offenders under its jurisdiction. Other provisions in this compendium pertain to access to conviction records by authorized agencies and the right of individuals to review and challenge their own records.

Date Published: May 1, 1997