Privacy Abuse: Victim Shares Experience and Tips to Checking One’s Record

Public authorities are created to protect the public and not abuse them. A South Korean National shares experience and how to avoid being victimized

Access to individual’s criminal records or other private information by government agencies needs to be more accounted for and transparent. Over time, different people have been victimized due to government agencies’ tampering with such records. Ju Young Lee, a Korean nationality who resides in California, suffered from this when he was harassed as a criminal who has DUI, a misdemeanor, and felony.

Ju Young Lee commented, ”Several years ago, I was frequently harassed by someone who followed me and checked my records. At times, he threatened me that I committed a felony. The person referred to me as “Vietnamese Jackichan Military Suspect” and “Philadelphia Korean Criminal”. I had a permanent resident card with South Korea Nationality, so they couldn’t call me a “Vietnamese Jackichan Suspect,” I was thereafter called “Philadelphia Korean Criminal.”

He said further, “On July 2, I visited the Orange County Superior Court in Santa Ana in order to access their criminal records on the court databases. Checking through the records, if there is any record of criminal action against me, but none was found. I also visited the District Attorney’s Office to see if my name is the subject of any investigation or prosecution. There was no prosecution identified by my name by the State of California or by the federal government. In the criminal investigation that occurred, they apparently considered me to be a Vietnamese military suspect. From my findings, it was obvious they attempted to swap my identity with the actual Vietnamese suspect who was responsible for the crime.”

Members of the public can learn how to reveal self-identity. There are strategies for self-identity and self-background in both the federal and state records. This will help a lot of people from becoming a victim like Ju Young Lee.

There is an “Identity Summary Check” which is provided by the FBI CJIS Division. If there is no arrest data or federal criminal record, the paper will not show any results. There is also state DOJ Live Scan Request; this pulls out the records in the city, county, and state. Fingerprints and SSN must be provided in order to retrieve the results from state DOJ and FBI.

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