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Public safety pertains

in an information context, to justice agencies’ collection, use, and disclosure of information to promote criminal or civil justice functions.[1]

Public safety is

[t]he public’s right, exercised through Federal, State or Local government as prescribed by law, to protect and preserve life, property, and natural resources and to serve the public welfare.[2]

References Edit

  1. Justice Information Privacy Guideline: Developing, Drafting and Assessing Privacy Policy for Justice Information Systems, at 121.
  2. Final Report of the Public Safety Wireless Advisory Committee, at 69.

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