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.
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.
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