Disclosure of Parolees’ Names to Local Police


United States Parole Commission’s proposed disclosure of information on parolees to local law enforcement authorities could be justified as a “routine use” under the Privacy Act. However, in a case where there is no reason to suspect the involvement of a particular individual in criminal activity, such blanket disclosure could be challenged as an unwarranted expansion of the “routine use” exception.

Updated July 9, 2014