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Franklin, Clearview AI

Caroline Haskins filed this request with the Franklin Police Department of Franklin, TN.
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From: Kent Hoover

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Tennessee Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

I am hereby requesting the following records that relate to Clearview AI (https://clearview.ai/), a facial recognition software:

* Any contracts, memorandums of understanding, purchase, orders, invoices, and receipts related to "Clearview" OR "Clearview AI" OR "Clearview A.I."

* All instructional materials, presentations and presentation materials (including recorded video and audio, PowerPoint files, prepared remarks, and slides formats), and other guidance on the use of Clearview AI. This includes:
A) any notes taken during meetings that discussed the use of Clearview AI.
B) any explanations (whether internally or externally generated) of how Clearview AI.
C) any other document that has been used to help explain the use of Clearview AI to any party, including internal documentation, public relations materials, and executive summaries.

* Any emails as well as documents, (including but not limited to PDF, word processing, excel, and slide documents) that mention "Clearview" OR "Clearview AI" OR "Clearview A.I."

Please limit the time frame of all searches to August 1, 2018 to the time that this request is processed.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public in the process of reporting for BuzzFeed News, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. Therefore, I hereby request that all fees are waived in the processing of this request.

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 7 business days, as the statute requires.

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


Kent Hoover


Thank you for submitting a request for Public Records through the City of Franklin.

Your request reference number is Request Number: PD-64-2021, Security Key 966010. Please note, if you did not provide proof of Tennessee Residency your request will be put on hold until such proof is provided. Please watch for a separate email providing instructions on how to complete this requirement.

Please have this reference number available when communicating with our staff regarding your request.

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- The City of Franklin Public Records Request Team

From: Franklin Police Department

Kent Hoover,

Your Public Records Request Request Number: PD-64-2021 cannot be completed because it is not practicable for the records to be made promptly available for inspection and/or copying. It has not yet been determined that records responsive to your request exist or the office is still in the process of retrieving, reviewing and/or redacting the requested records.
The time reasonable necessary to produce the records or information and/or to make a determination of a proper response to your request is: an additional 5 business days.

Please feel free to contact the City of Franklin at 615-550-6707 or reply to this email if you have any further questions. Thank you.
-The City of Franklin Public Record Request Team

From: Franklin Police Department

Kent Hoover,

Your Public Records Request is now complete and attached. You may also view your completed documents through the request portal for this item Request Number: PD-64-2021, Security Key 966010. If you are having difficulties opening the link, copy and paste this address into your browser, http://url2602.justfoia.com/ls/click?upn=XfJvxk0gd1RbNAoCtqw15qrv8bPie4YXoqzE5faA70B308GM9GmO7enyVCpInk3Q0kr9faRz8jq3-2BptQHN6m16c2mRiJzJi7AzG-2F-2BMLrGuk-3DF2NX_Zika6Na7cV2oUzkKEMapzHtzMjtFLgy7KYdF8VD95BisYjV0yP7OxvhNhA041kdHmH-2FDUKqBbkkdNgklwN6z8adPJmaKHodplma3PcC5BQRhFR8UNpLyXOtlg99fv5cxAy2sWDrnNuOjRWp84SWTLDX1wi0dcJJCWHpY84oQvO7BDWH-2BsbI8peEhTszc-2B-2FaHK9UCmTfnccCZg08-2FDrMF3gFWYOzDUkrM1pHa2ahPyljpaDjC7hG0s0iddvex0Ulj4XHYTfGreIMljonv4axqjs07tOUa3jb6Oll-2B85oANBGKgn60Oi02ljudc-2BlDolWtwmER3VRr5pvwAP-2FWfdHDGA-3D-3D Thank you.
-The City of Franklin Police Public Records Team