Fingerprint Clearance Card Applicants Notified of Record Rights

When fingerprints are required for non-criminal justice purposes, personal privacy and personal rights must not be neglected by the employer nor by any law enforcement agency. With that, the Arizona Department of Public Safety is now including a mandatory statement on the rights of individuals to complete or challenge the accuracy of the information in their records–especially in the case that a Fingerprint Clearance Card has been denied. Applicants for Fingerprint Clearance Cards will now see the following statement:

Your fingerprints will be used to check the criminal history records of the FBI. If you have a criminal history record, the officials making a determination of your suitability for the job, license, or other benefit must provide you the opportunity to complete or challenge the accuracy of the information in the record. You should be afforded a reasonable amount of time to correct or complete the record (or decline to do so) before officials deny you the job, license, or other benefit based on information in the criminal history record.The procedures for obtaining a change, correction, or updating of your FBI criminal history record are set forth in Title 28, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Section 16.30 through 16.34. Information on how to review and challenge your FBI criminal history record can be found at www.fbi.gov under Criminal History Summary Checks or by calling (304) 625-5590.To obtain a copy of your Arizona criminal history in order to review/update/correct the record, you can contact the Arizona Department of Public Safety Criminal History Records Unit at (602) 223-2222 to obtain a fingerprint card and a Review and Challenge packet. Information on the review and challenge process can be found on the DPS website (www.dps.gov).
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