DataWorks, Charleston County Sheriff's Office

Caroline Haskins filed this request with the Charleston County Sheriff's Office of Charleston County, SC.
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From: Caroline Haskins


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the South Carolina Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

The company DataWorks Plus offers a series of products and tools for law enforcement. They include:
- "FACE Plus," a facial recognition software and case management service
- "FACE Watch Plus," a real-time facial recognition screening tool
- "Biometric ID," a fingerprint, facial, iris, and voice identification tool
- "SAF-ID / RAPID-ID," a rapid biometric identification tool
- "Iris Plus," an iris capture and matching tool
- "Evolution," a mobile fingerprint scanner
- "NIST Manager Plus," a fingerprint archive & management tool
- "Inmate Tracking," armband or biometric tracking tools
- "Tattoo Plus," a tattoo image recognition tool

DataWorks Plus also offers a series of case and information management tools designed to organize and store biometric information captured through a variety of methods.

I am hereby requesting the following records that relate to any and all DataWorks Plus products:

* Any contracts, purchase, orders, invoices, and receipts related to DataWorks Plus products.

* All instructional materials, presentations and presentation materials (including recorded video and audio, PowerPoint files, prepared remarks, and slides formats), and other guidance on the use of DataWorks Plus products. This includes A) any notes taken during meetings that discussed the use of DataWorks Plus products, B) any explanations (whether internally or externally generated) of how DataWorks Plus products, and C) any other document that has been used to help explain the use of DataWorks Plus products to any party, including internal documentation, public relations materials, and executive summaries.

* A copy of any privacy impact assessments, use policies, standard operating procedures, data retention policies, legal opinions, warranties, non-disclosure agreements, contracts, liability waivers, insurance agreements, Requests for Proposals, Responses to Requests for Proposal, Memorandums of Understanding, Letters of Interest, usage policies, or informal agreements between the police department and DataWorks Plus.

* A copy of any funding opportunity announcements, grant applications and grantor status/progress reports, reports to legislative bodies, annual reports that mention DataWorks Plus products as well as audit records, including but not limited to security audits of the software, misuse reports, and reports to oversight bodies.

* Any digital communications including but not limited to emails and text messages) as well as documents, (including but not limited to PDF, word processing, excel, and slide documents) that mention DataWorks Plus products.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. It will be used in the course of reporting for BuzzFeed News. Therefore, I request that all fees are waived in the processing of 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 15 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Caroline Haskins

From: Charleston County Sheriff's Office

The IT department at the detention center is working on this. Please be advised that this requires a tremendous amount of research and time.
We will be in contact with you when the information is gathered.

From: Charleston County Sheriff's Office

As previously advised, we are still working on this. It is possible that this request will need to be extended past the due date of 12/31/19. IT at the detention center is working on this. The Procurement Department is also working on portions of this. This is an extensive request for very specific information and will take time.

Karli Maratea
Paralegal/Public Information Office
Charleston County Sheriff's Office
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From: Charleston County Sheriff's Office

Good morning.
We are still working on this with the IT department at the detention center. We will review the information we receive and will be in contact with you this week on the status.

Karli Maratea
Paralegal/Public Information Office
Charleston County Sheriff's Office
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From: Charleston County Sheriff's Office

Good afternoon

In regards to your FOIA request for all documents and information regarding the Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center's use of the DataWorks Plus software, your information is ready to be picked up. The total cost is $74.70. The Sheriff's Office accepts cash payments or checks made payable to Charleston County Sheriff's Office.

You can pick up your items from the Charleston County Sheriff's Office, located at 3691 Leeds Avenue, North Charleston, SC, Monday - Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
The invoice is attached. If you wish to have this information mailed, please remit payment to the same addres to the attention of Karli Maratea. The information will be mailed immediately upon receipt of payment.

Note: Data recorded by a body-worn camera is not a public record subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act. S.C. Code ยง23-1-240(G)(1).

Any requests for information pertaining to 9-1-1 or dispatch calls, records, or CAD reports must be submitted to the Charleston County Consolidated 9-1-1 Center.

Medical records are protected by state and federal law and are not subject to the S.C. Freedom of Information Act . HIPAA-compliant requests for medical records should be submitted to the detention center's contracted medical provider at aray@cchmonline.com<mailto:aray@cchmonline.com>.

If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at (843) 554-2495 or via email at pio@charlestoncounty.org<mailto:pio@charlestoncounty.org>.
Thank you.

Karli Maratea
Paralegal/Public Information Office
Charleston County Sheriff's Office
3691 Leeds Ave.
North Charleston, SC 29405
(843)554-2495
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From: Charleston County Sheriff's Office

Please respond to this regarding picking up your documents. If we do not hear from you before 2/14/2020, this information will be archived and the FOIA request will be closed.

From: Charleston County Sheriff's Office

This request has been closed due to lack, of response.

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