Mobile Biometric Technologies (Chicago Police Department)

Michael Morisy filed this request with the Chicago Police Department of Chicago, IL.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # 15-4517
Status
Completed

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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 Illinois Freedom of Information Act (5 ILCS 140/1 to 11), 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,

Djana Martin

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: FOIA

Good Afternoon,

Please see attached.

From: FOIA

Good morning Ms. Martin,

As you may know from my previous email, I am handling your request.

Your request is quite complex. At this point, I have sent your request to the Chicago Police Department's Information Technology Division, Finance Division, Mass Transit Division, Crime Prevention and Information Center, Records Section, the Bureau of Detectives, and Office of Crime Control Strategies. I am waiting on these Divisions, as the custodians of the records you are seeking, to provide me with responsive records, if any exist, to your request.

I anticipate receiving some records related to your request by the end of next week, possibly September 3, 2015. When I receive these records, and if they are responsive to your request, I will update you as to a date when the Department will produce your response. Thanks for your patience.

If it's possible, can you please provide me with an affirmative response to this email today?

Thanks again.

Sincerely,

P.O. Kerry Tierney #12672
Freedom of Information Officer
Chicago Police Department
Office of Legal Affairs, Unit 114

This message is intended only for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed, and may contain information that is PRIVILEGED, CONFIDENTIAL AND EXEMPT FROM DISCLOSURE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, or the employee or agent responsible for delivering that message to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this document is strictly prohibited.

From: Michael Morisy

Hello -
Please consider this an affirmative response. Thank you.

From: FOIA

Good morning Ms. Martin,

Thank you for your last email. I have received some records relating to your request. I am still waiting for a response from some Divisions that are still conducting a search for responsive records, if any exist, to your request.

At this time, I am reviewing and redacting the records I have received and anticipate having the rest of the records, should any exist, shortly. I will update you again next Thursday as to the progress of your request. Thanks for your patience.

If it's possible, can you please provide me with an affirmative response to this email today? Thanks again.

P.O. Kerry Tierney #12672
Freedom of Information Officer
Chicago Police Department
Office of Legal Affairs, Unit 114
312-745-5308
Ext. 8-4256
Pax 0338

This message is intended only for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed, and may contain information that is PRIVILEGED, CONFIDENTIAL AND EXEMPT FROM DISCLOSURE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, or the employee or agent responsible for delivering that message to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this document is strictly prohibited.

From: Michael Morisy

Apologies for the delay, and thank you for the response.

From: FOIA

Good Afternoon Ms. Martin,

Thanks for your last email. This email is to update you as to the status of your FOIA request # 15-4517. I have received additional responsive records from the rest of our Divisions. It will take me approximate three weeks to review and redact these records. I will produce your FOIA response shortly thereafter. I will update you periodically as to the status of your request. Thank you for your patience in this matter.

If it's possible can you please provide me with an affirmative response to this email today? Thanks again.

P.O. Kerry Tierney #12672
Freedom of Information Officer
Chicago Police Department
Office of Legal Affairs, Unit 114
312-745-5308
Ext. 8-4256
Pax 0338

This message is intended only for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed, and may contain information that is PRIVILEGED, CONFIDENTIAL AND EXEMPT FROM DISCLOSURE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, or the employee or agent responsible for delivering that message to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this document is strictly prohibited.

From: MuckRock

Hi there,

Thanks for your message. It was received appropriately.

Have a lovely afternoon.

From: FOIA

Good Afternoon Ms. Martin,

Attached is the Department's response to your FOIA request. Thanks for your patience.

Sincerely,
P.O. Tierney #12672
Freedom of Information Officer
Chicago Police Department

This message is intended only for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed, and may contain information that is PRIVILEGED, CONFIDENTIAL AND EXEMPT FROM DISCLOSURE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, or the employee or agent responsible for delivering that message to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this document is strictly prohibited.

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