Understanding CJIS Compliance – Information Exchange Agreements
In the previous blog, we saw an overview of what CJIS is and what are different policy areas and in this blog we will elaborate on the first policy area – Information Exchange Agreements.
Under the first policy area Information Exchange Agreements, it is mentioned that the information shared through communication mediums should be safely protected using appropriate security safeguards. Information exchanged can take many forms such as instant messages, electronic mail, hard copy, facsimile, web services and also information systems sending, receiving and storing CJI. It is to be noted that the agencies, before exchanging criminal justice information, should put formal agreements in place that specify the security controls. Information Exchange Agreements helps in understanding the roles, responsibilities and data ownership between agencies and other external parties.