Mobile Biometric Technologies (Colorado State Patrol)

Michael Morisy filed this request with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation of Colorado.

It is a clone of this request.

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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 Colorado Open Records Act, 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,

Bryan Hobbs

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: Kimberly Ramsey

Good afternoon -

The purpose of my email is in response to your recent record request as it
relates to Mobile Bio-metrics within the Colorado State Patrol. First of I
apologize for the delay in communicating with you, however I have been
working diligently on gathering all the information responsive to your
request. With that being said, at this time I need to ask for additional
time to fulfill your request.

If you have any questions or potential issues with the extension in time,
please let me know.

Thank you,

*Kimberly Ramsey*
Colorado State Patrol
Central Records Unit
700 Kipling St.
Lakewood, CO 80215
303-239-4477 Office

*** Please update your address book and my contact information as my last
name has changed and is no longer Gilson** *

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. 16, 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: Kimberly Ramsey

Good morning,

Please find attached the Colorado State Patrol's response to your recent
request.

Thank you,

*Kimberly Ramsey*
Colorado State Patrol
Central Records Unit
700 Kipling St.
Lakewood, CO 80215
303-239-4477 Office

*** Please update your address book and my contact information as my last
name has changed and is no longer Gilson** *

From: MuckRock

Hello Ms. Ramsey,

Thank you very much for your letter. This request will be forwarded to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, as indicated.

Thank you.

From: MuckRock

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 Colorado Open Records Act, 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,

Bryan Hobbs

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: Medina - CDPS, Susan

Thank you for contacting the CBI. We have received your CORA and request an
extension to review your request.

Under the Colorado Open Records Act, C.R.S. § 24-72-205(5)(a), we are
entitled to reimbursement for copying expenses and for the reasonable costs
associated with staff time. Consistent with our policy, the following
charges will apply to complete your request:

• Copying Expenses: While we do not charge per page for electronic copies
of public records, we charge $0.25 for each hard-copy page after the first
25 pages.

- Staff Time: For requests that require two or more hours of staff time,
we also charge $25 for each hour of staff time expended.

Once we further evaluate your request, I will contact you to provide a
preliminary cost of preparing this CORA request.

Thank you,
Susan

*Susan Medina**Public Information Officer*
Administration

P 303-239-4423 I F 303-235-0568 I C 303-514-6027

690 Kipling Street, Suite 3000, Lakewood CO 80215
susan.medina@state.co.us I www.colorado.gov/cbi

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From: Medina - CDPS, Susan

Dear Mr. Hobbs,

Please find the response to your CORA request attached to this email.

Thank you,
Susan

*Susan Medina**Public Information Officer*
Administration

P 303-239-4423 I F 303-235-0568 I C 303-514-6027

690 Kipling Street, Suite 3000, Lakewood CO 80215
susan.medina@state.co.us I www.colorado.gov/cbi

<https://www.facebook.com/ColoradoBureauofInvestigation>
<https://twitter.com/CBI_Colorado>

From: Michael Morisy

Hi,

Thanks so much for your help with this request and the breakdown. The information answers the questions we had, and we consider this request complete.

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