Only transformed ("hashed") values are transferred between agencies. This prevents the disclosure of confidential information. The transformation tool is operated by each owner of the database. No external server is used. No data is sent over the internet.
Agencies use the Excel format to load data onto goTrace.
goTrace is provided to government agencies for free. There are no licensing or support costs. Once again, goTrace is free.
Agencies keep data in different formats making direct comparison is complicated. With goTrace each agency transforms its data into a common format.
goTrace has a 'bulk comparison' feature, allowing the comparison of large lists, as well as identifying matches across multiple databases.
goTrace allows investigators to immediately identify new leads held by other agencies and focus their cooperation with confidence. More speed means more lives saved, more criminal funds seized.