Mobile Biometric Technologies (Collier County Sheriff's Office)

Michael Morisy filed this request with the Collier County Sheriff's Office of Collier County, FL.

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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 Florida's Sunshine Law (Fla. Stat. secs. 119.01 to 119.15 (1995)), 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,

Joe Balber

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. 9, 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. 9, 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: Karie Partington - 3318

Good morning - Your request is processing. We will forward a cost estimate when we have one.

Thank you,

Karie

Karie Partington
Media Relations Manager
Collier County Sheriff's Office
Naples, Florida
Phone 239.252.0606
Ext. 2606

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This communication is confidential and may contain privileged information intended solely for the named addressee(s). It may not be used or disclosed except for the purpose for which it has been sent. If you are not the intended recipient, you must not copy, distribute or take any action induced by or in reliance on information contained in this message. Unless expressly stated, opinions in this message are those of the individual sender and not of the Collier County Sheriff's Office. If you have received this communication in error, please notify the Collier County Sheriff's Office by emailing helpdesk@colliersheriff.org quoting the sender and delete the message and any attached documents. the Collier County Sheriff's Office accepts no liability or responsibility for any onward transmission or use of emails and attachments having left the colliersheriff domain.

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. 9, 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: Karie Partington - 3318

Good morning. We are still processing your request.

Thank you,

Karie

Karie Partington
Media Relations Manager
Collier County Sheriff’s Office
Naples, Florida
Phone 239.252.0606
Ext. 2606

www.colliersheriff.org<http://www.colliersheriff.org/>
www.facebook.com/colliersheriff<http://www.facebook.com/colliersheriff>

From: Michelle Batten - 3314

Joe,
Our responses to your public records request are below in red.
The Collier County Sheriff's Office currently deploys one mobile biometric technology: Rapid ID fingerprinting.
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On Aug. 9, 2015:
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 Florida's Sunshine Law (Fla. Stat. secs. 119.01 to 119.15 (1995)), 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. SEE ATTACHED.
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. SEE ATTACHED.
3) Programming documents, including but not limited to: funding opportunity announcements, grant applications and grantor status/progress reports, reports to legislative bodies, annual reports. We do not have any such documents. Nothing was purchased through grants.
4) Audit documents, including but not limited to: audits of the system, misuse reports, and reports to oversight bodies. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement, which oversees the Rapid ID program, does not require an audit. There haven't been any reports of misuse.
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. This is not information that we track nor are we required by FDLE to track.
- The total number of [biometric data points] contained in the agency's database. 165 mobile Rapid ID devices, five hardwire Rapid Id.
- The retention period for biometric data. Forever.
- The number of mobile biometrics devices purchased and in use. 160 Rapid ID devices.
- The total number of authorized users of the mobile biometrics devices. At minimum, half of our road patrol deputies, or 200 to 250.
- Which external agencies and entities have access to biometric data in the database and under what conditions. Florida Department of Law Enforcement has access to Rapid ID database. FDLE oversees the program.
- 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. Two-finger scan.
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,
Joe Balber
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
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For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock
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PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.

Michelle

Michelle Batten,
Community Engagement Department
Media Relations Bureau,
Collier County Sheriff's Office,
Desk: 239.252.0602, ext. 2602
Cell: 239.253.6052
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This communication is confidential and may contain privileged information intended solely for the named addressee(s). It may not be used or disclosed except for the purpose for which it has been sent. If you are not the intended recipient, you must not copy, distribute or take any action induced by or in reliance on information contained in this message. Unless expressly stated, opinions in this message are those of the individual sender and not of the Collier County Sheriff's Office. If you have received this communication in error, please notify the Collier County Sheriff's Office by emailing helpdesk@colliersheriff.org quoting the sender and delete the message and any attached documents. the Collier County Sheriff's Office accepts no liability or responsibility for any onward transmission or use of emails and attachments having left the colliersheriff domain.

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