GARI

Dave Maass filed this request with the Indiana Intelligence Fusion Centeriana of Indiana.
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From: Dave Maass

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.

Pursuant to Indiana Access to Public Records Act, I request the following records pertaining to the Gang Graffiti/ Tattoo Automatic Recognition and Interpretation (GARI) system:

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.

Sincerely,

Dave Maass
Investigative Researcher
Electronic Frontier Foundation

References:
http://www.lawofficer.com/articles/print/volume-10/issue-4/features/new-smartphone-app-interprets.html
https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/Enhancing%20Community%20Safety-Gang%20Graffiti%20Automatic%20Recognition%20and%20Interpretation%20System-GARI-Jan2014_2.pdf
http://wishtv.com/2014/08/21/phone-app-that-tracks-gang-graffiti-under-used-impd-says/

From: Forbes, Cynthia

Mr. Maas,

Your below email was forwarded to my attention. You appear to have made multiple follow up requests from relating to your December request for records regarding GARI. Your request was answered by myself on Dec. 29th,. A copy of the answer is attached. IIFC is a division of ISP and this response covers all records of both as they are one in the same. Thank you.

Cynthia Forbes, Legal Counsel
Indiana State Police - Legal Office
Indiana Intelligence Fusion Center
Telephone: 317-234-4217
Fax: 317-234-7638

January 26, 2016
Indiana Intelligence Fusion Centeriana
Indiana Intelligence Fusion Center
Indiana Government Center South
302 W. Washington Street, Rm. W198
Indianapolis, IN 46204

This is a follow up to a previous request:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 10, 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.

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On Jan. 11, 2016:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 10, 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.

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On Dec. 25, 2015:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 10, 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.

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On Dec. 10, 2015:
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.

Pursuant to Indiana Access to Public Records Act, I request the following records pertaining to the Gang Graffiti/ Tattoo Automatic Recognition and Interpretation (GARI) system:

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.

Sincerely,

Dave Maass
Investigative Researcher
Electronic Frontier Foundation

References:
http://www.lawofficer.com/articles/print/volume-10/issue-4/features/new-smartphone-app-interprets.html
https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/Enhancing%20Community%20Safety-Gang%20Graffiti%20Automatic%20Recognition%20and%20Interpretation%20System-GARI-Jan2014_2.pdf
http://wishtv.com/2014/08/21/phone-app-that-tracks-gang-graffiti-under-used-impd-says/

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock
DEPT MR 22772
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.
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From: Dave Maass

Thank you. It was unclear how to understand the relationship between the various organizations. I will close out this request.

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