PRIVACY ACT STATEMENT
Authority: The FBI’s acquisition, preservation,
and exchange of fingerprints and associated information is generally authorized
under 28 U.S.C. 534. Depending on the nature of your application, supplemental
authorities include Federal statutes, State statutes pursuant to Pub. L.
92-544, Presidential Executive Orders, and federal regulations. Providing your fingerprints
and associated information is voluntary; however, failure to do so may affect
completion or approval of your application.
Social Security Account Number (SSAN). Your
SSAN is needed to keep records accurate because other people may have the same
name and birth date. Pursuant to the Federal Privacy Act of 1974 (5 USC 552a),
the requesting agency is responsible for informing you whether disclosure is
mandatory or voluntary, by what statutory or other authority your SSAN is
solicited, and what uses will be made of it. Executive Order 9397 also asks
Federal agencies to use this number to help identify individuals in agency records.
Principal Purpose: Certain determinations, such
as employment, licensing, and security clearances, may be predicated on
fingerprint-based background checks. Your fingerprints and associated
information/biometrics may be provided to the employing, investigating, or
otherwise responsible agency, and/or the FBI for the purpose of comparing your
fingerprints to other fingerprints in the FBI’s Next Generation Identification
(NGI) system or its successor systems (including civil, criminal, and latent fingerprint
repositories) or other available records of the employing, investigating, or
otherwise responsible agency. The FBI may retain your fingerprints and
associated information/biometrics in NGI after the completion of this
application and, while retained, your fingerprints may continue to be compared
against other fingerprints submitted to or retained by NGI.
Routine Uses: During the processing of this
application and for as long thereafter as your fingerprints and associated
information/biometrics are retained in NGI, your information may be disclosed
pursuant to your consent, and may be disclosed without your consent as
permitted by the Privacy Act of 1974 and all applicable Routine Uses as may be
published at any time in the Federal Register, including the Routine Uses for
the NGI system and the FBI’s Blanket Routine Uses. Routine uses include, but
are not limited to, disclosures to: employing, governmental or authorized
non-governmental agencies responsible for employment, contracting licensing,
security clearances, and other suitability determinations; local, state,
tribal, or federal law enforcement agencies; criminal justice agencies; and
agencies responsible for national security or public safety.
Additional Information: The requesting agency and/or
the agency conducting the application-investigation will provide you additional
information pertinent to the specific circumstances of this application, which
may include identification of other authorities, purposes, uses, and
consequences of not providing requested information. In addition, any such
agency in the Federal Executive Branch has also published notice in the Federal
Register describing any system(s) of records in which that agency may also
maintain your records, including the authorities, purposes, and routine uses
for the system(s).
Get a copy of the FD-258 fingerprint card which
includes the Privacy Act statement.
Visit the following link if you wish to see this
FBI Privacy Statement at the FBI website: https://www.fbi.gov/services/cjis/compact-council/privacy-act-statement