Global Privacy and Information Quality Working Group (GPIQWG)




The Global Privacy and Information Quality Working Group (GPIQWG) is one of four Global working groups. GPIQWG is a cross-functional, multidisciplinary working group of Global and is composed of privacy and local, state, tribal, and federal justice entity representatives covering critical topics such as intelligence, biometrics, information quality, privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties. GPIQWG assists government entities, institutions, and other justice agencies in ensuring that personally identifiable information is appropriately collected, maintained, used, and disseminated within evolving integrated justice information systems.

In order to formulate a unified and comprehensive approach to privacy and information quality issues, GPIQWG actively coordinates with the other Global Working Groups and with the Global Advisory Committee (GAC).

GPIQWG, on behalf of DOJ’s Global, has developed a privacy series (, an information quality series (, and several biometric products (


To accomplish justice information sharing that promotes the administration of justice and public protection by:

  • Preserving the integrity and quality of information.
  • Facilitating the sharing of appropriate and relevant information.
  • Protecting individuals from consequences of inappropriate gathering, use, and release of information.
  • Permitting appropriate oversight.


To advance the adoption of privacy and information quality policies by justice system participants that promote the responsible collection, handling, management, review, and sharing of (personal) information about individuals.


The Honorable Anthony Capizzi, Chair
Montgomery County, Ohio, Juvenile Court

Phillip Stevenson, Ph.D, Vice Chair
Arizona Criminal Justice Commission