TX PIA Request: Ring Protect Partnership and Communication Information Request (Garland Texas Police Department)

Shayan Gaziani filed this request with the Garland Texas Police Department of Garland, TX.
Multi Request TX PIA Request: Ring Protect Partnership and Communication Information Request
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From: Shayan Gaziani


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Ring Protect Inc. is licensed to operate in this state and may/does have a partnership, official or unofficial, with your Department.

Therefore, I hereby request all records relating to Ring's interactions with your department. These documents could include:

1) All calendar invitations, instructional materials, presentations and presentation materials (including recorded video and audio, PowerPoint files, prepared remarks, and slides formats), and other documents that mention Ring devices and/or the Neighbors app. This includes A) any minutes/notes taking during meetings that discussed the use of Ring devices and/or the Neighbors app, B) any explanations (whether internally or externally generated) of how Ring devices and/or the Neighbors app work, and C) any other document that has been used to help explain the use, marketing, or promotion of Ring devices and/or the Neighbors app to any party, including internal documentation, public relations materials, and executive summaries.

2) A copy of any privacy impact assessments, use policies, standard operating procedures, data retention policies, legal opinions, warranties, non-disclosure agreements, contracts, liability waivers, insurance agreements, Promotional Discount Agreements, Requests for Proposals, Responses to Requests for Proposal, Memorandums of Understanding, Letters of Interest, usage policies, or informal agreements between the city and Ring.

3) Any digital communications including but not limited to emails and text messages) as well as documents, (including but not limited to PDF, word processing, excel, and slide documents) that mention Ring or the Neighbors app.

4) Any digital communications (including but not limited to emails and text messages) with Ring representatives.

For more information regarding Ring's partnership with various police departments, including possibly yours, please visit: https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/08/28/doorbell-camera-firm-ring-has-partnered-with-police-forces-extending-surveillance-reach/

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 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Shayan Gaziani

From: Garland Texas Police Department

Ms. Gaziani,

Please be advised that we have no records responsive to your request.

If you need additional assistance, please contact us.
Regards,
Garland Police Department
Records Unit
1891 Forest Lane
Garland, TX 75042
972-205-1691
972-485-4837 Fax

From: Shayan Gaziani

Dear Records Unit,

Thank you very much for your response. I would like to request clarification regarding your response: do you mean that you have no documents--at all--regarding any conversation(s) with Ring Protect, Inc. ("Ring"), that you have no official partnership with Ring, or that you have documents but cannot release them?

Thank you very much.

Best,
Shayan Gaziani

From: Garland Texas Police Department

Ms. Gaziani,

The Garland Police Department does not have a partnership and does not monitor at all for The Ring.
Regards,

Garland Police Department
Records Unit
1891 Forest Lane
Garland, TX 75042
972-205-1691
972-485-4867 Fax

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