Mobile Biometric Technologies (Bibb County Sheriff's Office)

Michael Morisy filed this request with the Bibb County Sheriff's Office of Bibb County, GA.

It is a clone of this request.

Status
Completed

Communications

From: Michael Morisy

Dear Custodian of Records/Public Records Coordinator,

I am collaborating with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a public interest group, and the media organization MuckRock, to survey how law enforcement agencies deploy mobile biometric technologies.

Mobile biometric technologies can be defined as any mobile device or mobile app used by law enforcement agencies to scan, capture, analyze, store, or automatically recognize any physical or biological characteristic of a subject. Commonly used mobile biometric technologies include fingerprint/thumbprint collection, facial recognition, scans of the iris or other elements of the human eye, Rapid DNA, and tattoo recognition. (Please see below for examples.)

Pursuant to Georgia Open Records Act, I request the following records pertaining to mobile biometric technologies, including those listed above, as well as other biometric technologies I have not identified:

1) Purchasing and procurement documents, including but not limited to: purchase orders, RFPs, responses to RFPs, invoices and contracts

2) Policy, procedural, and training documents, including but not limited to: use policies, standard operating procedures, training materials, presentations, privacy assessments, data retention policies, and other guidelines

3) Programming documents, including but not limited to: funding opportunity announcements, grant applications and grantor status/progress reports, reports to legislative bodies, annual reports

4) Audit documents, including but not limited to: audits of the system, misuse reports, and reports to oversight bodies

In your response, I would appreciate that you individually address each of the above categories of documents individually.

In addition to the above classes of documents, I am also seeking the following information:

- The total number of individuals whose biometric data has been collected over the last three years,
- The total number of [biometric data points] contained in the agency’s database
- The retention period for biometric data
- The number of mobile biometrics devices purchased and in use
- The total number of authorized users of the mobile biometrics devices
- Which external agencies and entities have access to biometric data in the database and under what conditions,
- Whether biometric data is combined with biographic data such as name and address in the database, and
- The process by which data is entered into the database

These documents will be published online and inform the public dialog over police technology. Because of the great public interest in these issues, I ask that you waive any fees. If your agency is unable to do so, please contact me with an estimate of the costs.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Michael Morisy

Examples:

Mobile facial recognition
http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/nov/08/cir-facial-recognition-software-san-diego/

Mobile fingerprint readers
http://www.policechiefmagazine.org/magazine/index.cfm?fuseaction=display_arch&article_id=1824&issue_id=62009

Mobile iris scanners
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/07/20/us-crime-identification-iris-idUSTRE76J4A120110720

Rapid DNA
http://www.policemag.com/channel/technology/articles/2014/02/speeding-up-dna-analysis.aspx

Mobile Tattoo Recognition
http://www.lawofficer.com/articles/print/volume-10/issue-4/features/new-smartphone-app-interprets.html

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 12, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 12, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 12, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Hundley, Tierra

Mr. Morisy,

The following is in response to your Open Records Request (Freedom of Information Request).

I am in receipt of your Open Records request. Our office was unaware that we weren’t receiving any emails sent to bsoopenrecords.maconbibb.us until recently. The issue has been resolved as of last week and this is my first time receiving your request. I will forward your request to the proper departments and I will contact you if we have any questions and when the request has been completed.

I apologize for the inconvenience.

From: Hundley, Tierra

Mr. Morisy,

The following is in response to your Open Records Request (Freedom of Information Request).

I am in receipt of your Open Records request. Our office was unaware that we haven’t been receiving any emails sent to bsoopenrecords.maconbibb.us until recently. The issue has been resolved as of last week and this is my first time receiving your request. I will forward your request to the proper departments and I will contact you if we any questions and when the request has been completed.

I apologize for the inconvenience.

Tierra Hundley-Jackson
Open Records Coordinator
Bibb County Sheriff’s Office
Office: 478.803.2805
thundley@maconbibb.us<mailto:thundley@maconbibb.us>

From: Tharpe, Nancy

To whom it may concern,

I am working on the open request for Macon-Bibb County for Mobile biometric technologies and I am needing to what date period are you needing the documents to cover?

Thank You

Nan Tharpe
Procurement Officer II
Procurement Department
700 Poplar ST
Suite 308
Macon, Ga 31206
478-803-0536 Office
478-751-7252 Fax
ntharpe@maconbibb.us

From: Hundley, Tierra

Hello,

Please see the attached in response to your Open Records Request. Majority of the documents you are requesting are not maintained by our Agency. I have highlighted and attached the documents that are available.

Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns regarding your request.

Tierra Hundley-Jackson
Open Records Coordinator
Bibb County Sheriff’s Office
Office: 478.803.2805
thundley@maconbibb.us<mailto:thundley@maconbibb.us>

From: Hundley, Tierra

Hello,

Please see attached in response to your Open Records Request.

Should you have any questions, please contact me at your convenience.

Kind Regards,

Tierra Hundley-Jackson
Open Records Coordinator
Bibb County Sheriff’s Office
Office: 478.803.2805
thundley@maconbibb.us<mailto:thundley@maconbibb.us>

Files

pages

Close