FOIA - Track Group Inc (Cook County Sheriff)

J Ader filed this request with the Cook County Sheriff of Cook County, IL.
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Multi Request FOIA - Track Group Inc
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From: J Ader

To Whom It May Concern:

In January of 2019, Cook County Sheriff, Cook County Adult Probation, and Cook County Juvenile Probation made a services agreement with Track Group to procure electronic monitoring and GPS services (see ) Therefore, Under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, I am requesting the following:

- All privacy policies from the Track Group regarding any of their services (in the aforementioned services agreement, Track Group states that they have "..a comprehensive privacy policy that provides a very transparent view of including how we use your data, who we share it with, and how handle your data, long we retain it")

- All contracts and MOUs between this agency and Track Group

- Any manuals for all Track Group services and products, including the currently used ReliAlert XC3 monitor (see )

- Any documentation including use policies and/or standard operation procedures in regards to Track Group services and/or products for Cook County Juvenile Probation employees

- All data sharing policies regarding data amassed from Track Group services

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.


J Ader

From: Cook County Sheriff

So sorry, I think this did not get processed. I am creating an entry in our Records Portal now and will upload the documents to send them out today.

Beth Scannell
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Cook County Sheriff's Office
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Chicago, Illinois 60602
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Dear J Ader - Request 71587-72106261:

Thank you for your interest in public records of the Cook County Sheriff's Office. Your request was received in this office on 6/18/2019 and given the reference number R001688-062819 for tracking purposes.

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From: Cook County Sheriff

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RE: PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of June 18, 2019, Reference # R001688-062819.

Dear J Ader - Request 71587-72106261,
Apologies again for the issues with processing your request, I believe they got grouped under another MuckRock FOIA.  I have uploaded the TrackGroup contract to the portal for your review.  Please note that, although the CCSO is a party to the contract, we have not activated our rights under it to utilize GPS.  We continue to use radio frequency technology through Attenti.  Please may with to contact Adult Probation and/or the Cook County Office of the Chief Procurement Officer for further records.
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Cook County Sheriff's Office
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