Confidential information about persons under investigation or persons receiving or having received services from this Department will be safeguarded at all times. The following procedures specify what information may be disseminated and by whom.
The Iowa code also provides in Section 217.30(4)(d) that it makes it unlawful to misuse confidential information by stating:
"It shall be unlawful for any person to solicit, disclose, receive, use, or to authorize or knowingly permit, participate in, or acquiesce in the use of any information obtained from any such report or record for commercial or political purpose. Violation of this section shall constitute a misdemeanor."
Chapter 692.6 provided for civil liabilities against any person or agency that disseminates any information in violation of Chapter 692.6. Chapter 692 sets forth criminal penalties for persons who willfully request, obtain or seek to obtain intelligence data under false pretenses or who willfully communicate or seek to communicate intelligence data to any agency or person will be guilty of a Class "D" Felony for each such offense.
Any staff member of the Fifth Judicial District Department of Correctional Services who willfully abuses the right to obtain confidential information or who disseminates confidential information in noncompliance to this chapter will be terminated from employment with the agency.
Any staff member of the Fifth Judicial District Department of Correctional Services who is charged with either criminal or civil liabilities as a result of knowingly violating the procedures set forth in this chapter will not be provided defense by the Fifth Judicial District Department of Correctional Services nor will the agency consider itself liable for any punitive damages incurred by the staff member.