Texas Police Department Amazon Rekognition (Austin Police Department)

Mack DeGeurin filed this request with the Austin Police Department of Austin, TX.
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Multi Request Texas Police Department Amazon Rekognition
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From: Mack DeGeurin

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Any and all records, contracts, or communication records referencing the purchase or implementation of Amazon Inc.'s facial recognition software. Amazon's facial recognition technology in question is known as "Rekognition." I am a member of the news media and request a waiver of fees for this request.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.


Mack DeGeurin

From: Austin Police Department

Dear Mack DeGeurin:

Thank you for your interest in the public records of the Austin Police Department. Your request has been received and is being processed. Your request was received in this office on 11/9/2018 and given the reference number R007391-110918 for tracking purposes.

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From: Austin Police Department

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Hi Mack,
APD does not participate in any facial recognition technology, including Amazon's recognition offering. We have no responsive information. I will be closing out your request now.
Thank you,
Lisa Cortinas


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