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Public comments requested on BJS information collection activities: Data Security Requirements for Accessing Confidential Data
BJS encourages comments for 60 days through January 16, 2023, on the data security requirements for accessing confidential data. Your comments on BJS’s request to the Office of Management and Budget, which is published in the Federal Register, should respond to one or more of the following:
Once an application for confidential data is approved through the Standard Application Process (SAP) Portal, BJS will collect information to meet its data security requirements when providing access to restricted use (confidential) microdata for the purpose of evidence building. This collection will occur outside of the SAP Portal. BJS’s data security agreements and other paperwork along with the corresponding security protocols allow the agency to maintain careful controls on confidentiality and privacy, as required by law.