Meeting of the Compact Council for the National Crime Prevention and Privacy Compact
The purpose of this notice is to announce a meeting of the National Crime Prevention and Privacy Compact Council (Council) created by the National Crime Prevention and Privacy Compact Act of 1998 (Compact). Thus far, the Federal Government and 27 states are parties to the Compact which governs the exchange of criminal history records for licensing, employment, and similar purposes. The Compact also provides a legal framework for the establishment of a cooperative federal-state system to exchange such records. The United States Attorney General appointed 15 persons from federal and state agencies to serve on the Council. The Council will prescribe system rules and procedures for the effective and proper operation of the Interstate Identification Index System. Matters for discussion are expected to include: (1) Compact council Strategic Plan. (2) Auditing Guidelines for the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS) Audit of Noncriminal Justice Use of Criminal History Record Information. (3) FBI Consideration of the National Fingerprint File Program as Related to the Next Generation IAFIS Initiatives. The meeting will be open to the public on a first-come, first- seated basis. Any member of the public wishing to file a written statement with the Council or wishing to address this session of the council should notify Mr. Todd C. Commodore at (304) 625-2803, at least 24 hours prior to the start of the session. The notification should contain the requestor's name and corporate designation, consumer affiliation, or government designation, along with a short statement describing the topic to be addressed and the time needed for the presentation. Requesters will ordinarily be allowed up to 15 minutes to present a topic.
Public Symposium: Voice, Video and Broadband: The Changing Competitive Landscape and Its Impact on Consumers
On November 29, 2007, the Department of Justice Antitrust Division (``Antitrust Division'') will host a public symposium on ``Voice, Video and Broadband: The Changing Competitive Landscape and Its Impact on Consumers.'' The symposium will address issues related to competition in the provision of voice, video and broadband Internet access, focusing on consumer services and the impact of convergence between traditionally distinct lines of activity such as video delivery, landline telephony, and wireless services. The event is open to the public. There is no fee for attendance. Preregistration is not necessary to attend but is strongly encouraged to facilitate space and other planning for the event. Preregistration is requested by November 16, 2007. To preregister, send your name, affiliation and e-mail address to 2007TelecomSymposium@usdoj.gov and refer to ``Preregistration'' in the subject line of the message. Additional information about the symposium will be posted on the DOJ Web site at http://www.usdoj.gov/atr/public/workshops/telecom2007/ index.htm (``symposium Web site''). Date: Thursday, November 29, 2007. Time: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Place: Ronald Reagan Building, Horizon Room, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. All attendees will be required to show a valid form of photo identification, such as a driver's license, to be admitted. Submission of Relevant Information: Any person may make a written submission in paper or electronic form on the topics to be discussed as described below under Supplementary Information. Studies, surveys, research and empirical data are especially useful. Any submissions must be received on or before November 13, 2007. Such material will be made available for review by panelists, may be made available at the Antitrust Division's discretion to the public on the Internet or through other means, and may be used in any summary of the symposium. Participation as a speaker at the symposium is by invitation of the Department of Justice only. Paper submissions should clearly refer to ``Voice, Video and Broadband: The Changing Competitive Landscape and Its Impact on Consumers'' in the text and on the envelope. An original and two complete copies should be mailed or delivered to: United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, City Center Building Suite 8000, Attention: Ashley Becker, 1401 H Street, NW., Washington, DC 20530. Electronic submissions should be sent to 2007TelecomSymposium@usdoj.gov with a reference to ``Submission'' in the subject line of the message. Electronic submissions by e-mail should not exceed 10 MB with attachments. Alternatively, submissions may be made on media such as CDs and sent to the address listed above for paper submissions. Use of a courier service is recommended to avoid possible damage to electronic media in screening. If you make an electronic submission using PDF format, please include a comparable text version in a separate file (such as Word or WordPerfect). All submissions received by the Division will be made part of the public record. Submissions and the identity of the submitter may be disclosed, reproduced and distributed by publication and/or posting on the Antitrust Division Web site at http://www.usdoj.gov/atr/public/ workshops/telecom2007/index.htm. Information submitted in connection with this symposium will not be maintained as confidential by the Department of Justice.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-130, notice is hereby given that the Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), proposes to establish a new system of records entitled ``Law Enforcement National Data Exchange (N-DEx),'' DOJ/FBI-020.
Privacy Act of 1974; Implementation
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), a component agency of the Department of Justice (DOJ), proposes to exempt a new Privacy Act system of records entitled Law Enforcement National Data Exchange (N-DEx) from certain provisions of the Privacy Act. As explained in the proposed rule, the exemption is necessary to avoid interference with the law enforcement functions and responsibilities of the FBI and the N-DEx system. Public comment is invited.