Mobile Biometric Technologies (Illinois Secretary of State)

Michael Morisy filed this request with the Secretary of State of Illinois of Illinois.

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 Illinois Freedom of Information Act (5 ILCS 140/1 to 11), 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,

Eric Kelly

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: 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. 14, 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: Leonard, Donna

Dear Mr. Kelly:

This email is to acknowledge the receipt of and to respond to your FOIA request dated August 14, 2015. The Secretary of State Department of Police received this request on August 31, 2015. The Secretary of State response follows in red:

1) Purchasing and procurement documents, including but not limited to: purchase orders, RFPs, responses to RFPs,
invoices and contracts
Response: The Secretary of State has no documents that comply with your request.
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
Response: The Secretary of State has no documents that comply with your request.
3) Programming documents, including but not limited to: funding opponunity announcements, grant applications
and grantor status/progress reports, reports to legislative bodies, annual reports
Response: The Secretary of State has no documents that comply with your request.
4) Audit documents, including but not limited to: audits of the system, misuse reports, and reports to oversight
bodies
Response: The Secretary of State has no documents that comply with your request.

- The total number of individuals whose biometric data has been collected over the last three years
Response: There are 9 million active Illinois drivers licenses and 3.5 million active Illinois State Identification Cards.
- The total number of [biometric data points] contained in the agency's database
Response: 120 points
- The retention period for biometric data
Response: The biometric data is retained for a period of 8 years from the date of issuance of the drivers license or state identification card.
- The number of mobile biometrics devices purchased and in use
Response: The Secretary of State has no mobile biometric devices.
- The total number of authorized users of the mobile biometrics devices
Response: NONE
- Which external agencies and entities have access to biometric data in the database and under what conditions
Response: NONE
- Whether biometric data is combined with biographic data such as name and address in the database
Response: NO
- The process by which data is entered into the database
Response: Electronically through the use of third-party software

With this submission, the Secretary of State compliance is complete.

Sincerely,

Donna M. Leonard
Executive Counsel
Illinois Secretary of State
17 N. State Street
Suite 1179
Chicago, Illinois 60602

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From: Secretary of State of Illinois

A no responsive documents response.

From: Leonard, Donna

Dear Mr. Kelly:

The Secretary of State is in receipt of a FOIA request dated September 1, 2015 referring to the same request filed by you dated August 14, 2015. As my email below indicates, the Secretary of State received your initial request on August 31, 2015 and responded to you on September 2, 2015. I note for the record that you did not open our previous email. Given that the Secretary of State responded to your request on September 2, 2015, there is nothing more to add but to refer you once again to our September 2, 2015 email to you.

Sincerely,

Donna M. Leonard
Executive Counsel
Illinois Secretary of State
17 N. State Street
Suite 1179
Chicago, Illinois 60602

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