ERIC Number: ED156153
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Confidentiality of Research and Statistical Data. A Compendium of State Legislation.
During the first half of 1977, the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA) initiated a survey of State laws pertaining to the privacy and security of research and statistical information. Two data collection procedures were employed: a library search of State Statutes, and written inquiries to State Attorneys General and to other State officials. Survey findings are summarized alphabetically by state in three tables: (1) examples of statutes which permit special access by researchers to administrative information, subject to limitations on what the researchers may do with the data; (2) examples of State laws that place restrictions directly on a governmental agency maintaining records, usually restricting the agency's ability to release the information in identifiable form or for certain specified purposes; and (3) examples of statutes providing for researcher "immunity" against forced release of identifiable data. A compendium of relevant State statutes follows. The survey findings are tentative--a number of State legislatures are currently formulating privacy and security legislation and several States indicated that they could not be certain that all relevant State laws had been identified. (Author/JPF)
Descriptors: Confidential Records, Confidentiality, Disclosure, Information Dissemination, Medical Research, Privacy, Researchers, Scientific Research, State Legislation, State Surveys, Statistical Data
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (0-260-992/2131)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Criminal Justice Information and Statistics Service (Dept. of Justice/LEAA), Washington, DC.
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