|Multi Request||2020 Vigilant Data Sharing Information - Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR)|
|Submitted||Jan. 28, 2020|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Georgia Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:
Part A: Information related to Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) data sharing.
1) The names of agencies and organizations with which the Agency shares ALPR data;
2) The names of agencies and organizations from which the Agency receives ALPR data;
3) The names of agencies and organizations with which the Agency shares “hot list” information;
4) The names of agencies and organizations from which the Agency receives “hot list” information;
Part B: Information Related to Numbers of “Detections” (plate scans) and “Hits” (plate scans that matched to a hotlist)
5) The aggregate number of detections collected during 2018;
6) The aggregate number of “hits” during 2018;
7) The aggregate number of detections collected during 2019;
8) The aggregate number of “hits” during 2019.
Approximately two years ago your agency provided the equivalent information in response to a records request. You can view your agency’s previous release here: https://www.eff.org/pages/explore-alpr
For items 1-4: This information is easily available within the Agency’s Vigilant Solutions LEARN system. The simplest way to extract this data is to generate an “Agency Data Sharing Report” PDF file from within LEARN. To do this, a user may simply go to the “Sharing” section of LEARN and select “Output Report.” A CSV/XLS file containing these records would also satisfy this request. The instructions for extracting this data is described on pages 62-63 of the LEARN Agency Manager Guide, which may be found at this link: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3860685-LEARN-5-1-Agency-Manager-Guide.html
For items 5-8: This information is easily available within the Agency’s Vigilant Solutions LEARN system. The simplest way to extract this data is to generate a “Dashboard Hit Ratio Report” PDF file from within LEARN. We would prefer the data for each year to be provided separately. The instructions for extracting this data is described on pages 78-79 of the LEARN Agency Manager Guide, which may be found at this link: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3860685-LEARN-5-1-Agency-Manager-Guide.html
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 3 business days, as the statute requires.
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Georgia Open Records Act request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 28, 2020. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
2018 Georgia Code
Title 35 - Law Enforcement Officers and Agencies
Chapter 1 - General Provisions
§ 35-1-22. Prohibition on law enforcement retaining license plate data
obtained from automated license plate recognition systems; limited use of
data; public disclosure prohibited
Universal Citation: GA Code § 35-1-22 (2018)
(a) As used in this Code section, the term:
(1) "Automated license plate recognition system" means one or more
high-speed cameras combined with computer algorithms used to
of license plates into computer readable data.
(2) "Captured license plate data" means the global positioning device
coordinates, date and time, photograph, license plate number,
and any other
data captured by or derived from an automated license plate recognition
system or any other source.
(3) "Law enforcement agency" means the Department of Public Safety,
the Department of Transportation, and any other state, federal, local,
public transit, school, college, or university agency that is responsible
for the prevention and detection of crime, local government code
enforcement, and the enforcement of penal, traffic, toll violation,
regulatory, game, or controlled substance laws.
(4) "Law enforcement purpose" means the investigation of an offense
or activity initiated by a law enforcement agency.
(5) "Person" means an individual, corporation, company, partnership,
firm, association, joint venture, or any other unincorporated association
(b) Law enforcement agencies may collect captured license plate data.
Such data shall be stored immediately upon collection and not accessed
except for a law enforcement purpose. All such data collected shall be
destroyed no later than 30 months after such data were originally collected
unless such data are the subject matter of a toll violation or for a law
(c) Law enforcement agencies may exchange or share captured license
plate data with other law enforcement agencies for law enforcement purposes.
(1) Any person who knowingly requests, uses, obtains, or attempts to
obtain captured license plate data of a law enforcement agency
pretenses or for any purpose other than for a law enforcement
for each such offense, upon conviction thereof, be guilty of a
of a high and aggravated nature.
(2) Nothing in this Code section shall be construed to preclude a law
enforcement agency from contracting with a person to hold and maintain
captured license plate data for such law enforcement agency; provided,
however, that such person shall be subject to the policies of the law
enforcement agency and paragraph (1) of this subsection.
(e) Any law enforcement agency deploying an automated license plate
recognition system shall maintain policies for the use and operation of
such system, including but not limited to policies for the training of law
enforcement officers in the use of captured license plate data consistent
with this Code section.
(f) Captured license plate data collected by a law enforcement agency
shall not be subject to public disclosure pursuant to Article 4 of Chapter
18 of Title 50.
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