FOIA - OEMC - NeoFace Contracts

J Ader filed this request with the Office of Emergency Management and Communications of Chicago, IL .
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F182049-102618

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From: J Ader


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act., I hereby request the following records:

The Chicago agencies - including, but not limited to, the Chicago Police Department - have used Face/facial recognition technology since 2013, as quoted by Alderman Ed Burke in R2018-839 of the Chicago Finance Committee notes through a vendor named Neoface. (https://www.nec.com/en/global/solutions/safety/face_recognition/NeoFaceWatch.html) I am seeking the following documents pertaining to this partnership:

-Contracts, manuals, or signed agreements between OEMC and NEC for Neoface
-Any policies or internal standard operating procedures pertaining to the use of Neoface
-Any e-mail communications pertaining to the acquisition and use of this technology between OEMC and NEC for Neoface
-Any memos, field notes, or other written documents pertaining to the usage of this technology in the field

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

J Ader

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Thank you for your interest in information from the Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC). Your FOIA request has been received and is being processed. Your FOIA Center reference number for tracking purposes is: F182049-102618
You have requested the following records: Pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act., I hereby request the following records:The Chicago agencies - including, but not limited to, the Chicago Police Department - have used Face/facial recognition technology since 2013, as quoted by Alderman Ed Burke in R2018-839 of the Chicago Finance Committee notes through a vendor named Neoface. (https://www.nec.com/en/global/solutions/safety/face_recognition/NeoFaceWatch.html) I am seeking the following documents pertaining to this partnership:-Contracts, manuals, or signed agreements between OEMC and NEC for Neoface-Any policies or internal standard operating procedures pertaining to the use of Neoface-Any e-mail communications pertaining to the acquisition and use of this technology between OEMC and NEC for Neoface-Any memos, field notes, or other written documents pertaining to the usage of this technology in the fieldThe 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 5 business days, as the statute requires.Sincerely,J AderFiled via MuckRock.comE-mail (Preferred): 62861-64951696@requests.muckrock.comUpload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/office-of-emergency-communications-6313/foia-oemc-neoface-contracts-62861/?email=OEMCFOIA%40cityofchicago.org&uuid-login=be271ca1-532c-4ca2-9fd0-dea4a8b048a1#agency-replyIs this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the above link to let us know.For mailed responses, please address (see note):MuckRock NewsDEPT MR 62861411A Highland AveSomerville, MA 02144-2516PLEASE NOTE: This request is n
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FFICE OF MERGENCY ANAGEMENT ND OMMUNICATIONS
CITY OF CHICAGO
November 2, 2018
Mr. J. Ader
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Dear J: RE: FOIA Request #F182049-102618
On behalf of the Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC), I am responding to your Freedom of Information (FOIA) request that our office received on October 26, 2018, wherein you requested the following information: "Pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act., I hereby request the following records:
The Chicago agencies - including, but not limited to, the Chicago Police Department - have used Face/facial recognition technology since 2013, as quoted by Alderman Ed Burke in R2018-839 of the Chicago Finance Committee notes through a vendor named Neoface. (https://www.nec.com/en/global/solutions/safety/face_recognition/NeoFaceWatch.html) I am seeking the following documents pertaining to this partnership:
-Contracts, manuals, or signed agreements between OEMC and NEC for Neoface
-Any policies or internal standard operating procedures pertaining to the use of Neoface
-Any e-mail communications pertaining to the acquisition and use of this technology between OEMC and NEC for Neoface
-Any memos, field notes, or other written documents pertaining to the usage of this technology in the field."

Please be advised the OEMC has no records responsive to this FOIA request.
Sincerely,
M. G. Tracy OEMC FOIA
Freedom of Information Officer
Office of Emergency Management & Communications
312-746-9403
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