Facial recognition software and marketing - September 2019

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Fairfax County Police Department of Fairfax County, VA .
Tracking #

19-FOIA-831, 20-FOIA-054

19-FOIA-831

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No Responsive Documents

Communications

From: Tom Nash


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Records and materials related to the solicitation, acquisition, and use of face recognition technology and related software and services.

This software or services may be provided by Rekognition, Face++, and FaceFirst; this request is applicable to these and any other company providing facial recognition services under consideration or contract with this agency.

Materials responsive materials include but are not limited to:

• Agreements: contracts (including non-disclosure agreements), licensing agreements, nondisclosure agreements

• Bid records: Requests For Proposal (or equivalent calls for bids), sole source or limited source justification and approval documentation, documentation of selection, and other materials generated in the consideration and selection of the technology in question

• Company relations and communications: records related to meetings or follow-up actions with any vendors, companies, or other private entities marketing face recognition to this agency for immigration, intelligence, law enforcement, or other use.

• Financial records: purchase orders, invoices, and other memoranda and documentation.

• Marketing records: All marketing materials - unsolicited, requested, or otherwise - acquired from vendors of face recognition technology

• Policy records: any policy directives, guidance documents, memoranda, training materials, or similar records governing the use of face recognition technology for immigration, law enforcement, or other purposes.

• Training records: training material governing the use, sharing, or access to any related data related to or collected by the face recognition software/technology, including the legal standard that is required before using the technology

• Use and function records: Materials that describe the function of the software considered or in use by this agency, including emails, handouts, PowerPoint presentations, advertisements, or specification documents.

Please limit the search to records produced from January 1, 2017 – present. Please include in your search as responsive records: communications, memorandums, background papers, meeting minutes, email exchanges, or presentation materials. If your office has questions about this request, please feel free to direct them to the address associated with this request or call the MuckRock office at 617-299-1832.

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.

Please note that I am a citizen of Virginia, and am using MuckRock's services to help manage and track my request.

Sincerely,

Tom Nash

From: Fairfax County Police Department

Fairfax County Police Department
Media Relations Bureau
12099 Government Center Pkwy, 8th floor
Fairfax, VA 22035
(703) 246-4561
FCPDFOIA@fairfaxcounty.gov<mailto:FCPDFOIA@fairfaxcounty.gov>

From: Muckrock Staff

Hello,

Could you please limit this request, for the time being, to only the contract and associated agreements? This request has been filed by a citizen of the state of Virginia. If identification is necessary, it can be provided.

Thank you.

From: Fairfax County Police Department

Hi Mike,

to only the contract and associated agreements?

• Agreements: contracts (including non-disclosure agreements), licensing agreements, nondisclosure agreements
How do we manage non-disclosure. Are we liable to the vendor if we disclose ?? Or do I redact ? That will add to the estimate of time.

Dave

From: Fairfax County Police Department

Russell, Dave would like to recall the message, "Virginia Freedom of Information Act Request #19-FOIA-831".

From: Fairfax County Police Department

Fairfax County Police Department
Media Relations Bureau
12099 Government Center Pkwy, 8th floor
Fairfax, VA 22035
(703) 246-4561
FCPDFOIA@fairfaxcounty.gov<mailto:FCPDFOIA@fairfaxcounty.gov>

From: Fairfax County Police Department

Fairfax County Police Department
Media Relations Bureau
12099 Government Center Pkwy, 8th floor
Fairfax, VA 22035
(703) 246-4561
FCPDFOIA@fairfaxcounty.gov<mailto:FCPDFOIA@fairfaxcounty.gov>

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