Facial recognition audit logs/usage statistics (Colorado Department of Public Safety)

Todd Feathers filed this request with the Colorado Department of Public Safety of Colorado.
Multi Request Facial recognition audit logs/usage statistics
Est. Completion None
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Fix Required

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From: Todd Feathers

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Colorado Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

1) Copies of all user guides, handbooks, technical manuals, and training material (including videos) in your agency's possession regarding facial recognition system(s). These systems are commonly provided by vendors including, but not limited to, NEC, Dataworks Plus, Clearview AI, Cognitec, and others. The entirety of this request should be construed to include facial recognition systems provided by commercial vendors or developed internally.

2) Copies of all audit logs for your agency's facial recognition system(s) from Jan. 1, 2020 until the date this request is processed. Facial recognition vendors commonly include daily, weekly, or monthly audit log capabilities in their products and the U.S. Department of Justice recommends that all law enforcement agencies maintain audit logs for facial recognition systems (see: https://it.ojp.gov/GIST/1204/Face-Recognition-Policy-Development-Template-For-Use-In-Criminal-Intelligence-and-Investigative-Activities). If the department's facial recognition system provides options for the time period covered in the audit logs, I ask that you provide weekly reports (rather than daily, monthly, etc.)

3) All reports detailing aggregated usage/transaction statistics for the department's facial recognition system from May 1, 2020 until the date this request is processed. Commercial facial recognition systems include the ability to easily view these daily, weekly, or monthly aggregate reports, which often detail the number of queries per day, number of daily users, number of photographs/facial templates uploaded to the database, etc. If the department's facial recognition system provides options for the time period covered in the aggregate usage or transaction statistics, I ask that you provide daily reports (rather than hourly, weekly, monthly, etc.)

4) Any documents (this includes screenshots of program dashboards) detailing the number of photographs or facial templates included in the database linked to the department's facial recognition system as of the date this request is processed.

I ask that all fees be waived as I am a journalist (examples of my recent work can be found at toddfeathers.com) and I intend to use the requested records to publish articles in the public interest and not for any commercial purpose.

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.

Sincerely,

Todd Feathers

From: Colorado Department of Public Safety

Dear Mr. Feathers,
The email address to which you submitted your request is not a public email
address and is not the address published on our web site for submitting
records requests
<https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/publicsafety/colorado-open-records-request>.
Additionally, due to the nature of your email address, your email was
marked as spam and no one has come across your request until now.
For future records requests, please see this page:
https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/publicsafety/colorado-open-records-request.

CDPS as a department does not have facial recognition technology. I am
forwarding your inquiry to the CBI.

From: Colorado Department of Public Safety

Good afternoon, Mr. Feathers,

I would like to apologize that you have not heard a response from your
original June 11, 2020 request. I was forwarded your request this afternoon
and was informed that the individual believes the original request was
sitting in a Spam folder. I wanted to let you know that I have received
your request and would be happy to assist you. Due to the nature and amount
of information you are requesting, I will send you a follow up email by
early/mid next week with the progress of your request.

Thank you so much for your understanding, and I am truly sorry that your
request was not addressed until this time.

Thank you,

Kristina

*Kristina GavitRecords/Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) Manager*
Administration

P 303-239-4281 | F 303-235-0568
690 Kipling St, Suite 3000, Denver CO 80215
kristina.gavit@state.co.us I www.colorado.gov/cbi

From: Todd Feathers

Kristina,

Thank you very much for the help. I'll stay tuned.

Todd

From: Colorado Department of Public Safety

Good afternoon, Mr. Feathers,

Please find the CBI's CORA response, along with Payment Agreement form,
attached with this email.

Thank you,

Kristina

*Kristina GavitRecords/Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) Manager*
Administration

P 303-239-4281 | F 303-235-0568
690 Kipling St, Suite 3000, Denver CO 80215
kristina.gavit@state.co.us I www.colorado.gov/cbi

From: Todd Feathers


To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $210.00 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: Todd Feathers

Hello Kristina,

I agree to the fees described. A check for $210 is being mailed.

Todd Feathers

From: Colorado Department of Public Safety

Thank you, Mr. Feathers. I will let you know when the check and signed
payment agreement form have been received, and when the CBI anticipates
your request will be ready for release.

Have a great weekend,

Kristina

*Kristina GavitRecords/Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) Manager*
Administration

P 303-239-4281 | F 303-235-0568
690 Kipling St, Suite 3000, Denver CO 80215
kristina.gavit@state.co.us I www.colorado.gov/cbi

From: Colorado Department of Public Safety

Good morning, Mr. Feathers,

Have you sent in your payment and signed form? Did you address the payment
to me? Due to COVID, I do not work in the office most days, but I have not
been informed that the payment and form have been received yet. I will
check with my colleagues today to confirm if payment has been received.

Thank you,

Kristina

*Kristina GavitRecords/Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) Manager*
Administration

P 303-239-4281 | F 303-235-0568
690 Kipling St, Suite 3000, Denver CO 80215
kristina.gavit@state.co.us I www.colorado.gov/cbi

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