The law which establishes North Dakota's Bureau of Criminal Investigation includes provisions that specify the identification data it is to collect and the duty to furnish information in response to lawful requests. Another provision included in this compendium pertains to parameters for access to the records of probationers who have been discharged from probation. A provision that sets policy on public records mandates that except as otherwise provided by law, all records of public agencies are open to the public and accessible for inspection during reasonable office hours. Rules, policies, and procedures under criminal history records law include provisions on the collecting, reporting, maintenance, exchange, dissemination, security, and the inspection and challenge of criminal history record information. Other provisions address the auditing of the information systems, the use of criminal history information for research and statistics, the purging and sealing of information, and agency reporting requirements.