Facial Recognition - Irvine (CA)

Freddy Martinez filed this request with the Irvine Police Department of Irvine, CA.


From: Freddy Martinez

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records 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.

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. Any memoranda of understanding between this agency and other agencies to share data, access remote systems or other forms of information sharing with external agencies.
• 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. Documents, should they exist, about training for bias in the use of facial recognition 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.
• Validation and accuracy: Records, reports, audits, and other documents sufficient to describe validation, accuracy, reliability, and policy compliance of the system.

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 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.


Freddy Martinez

From: Irvine Police Department

Mr. Martinez,

We received your below CPRA Request. Attached is an almost identical request received from Beryl Lipton of MuckRock on February 20, 2019, which we have already responded to. Lieutenant Scherer left you voicemail on July 2 to confirm you are requesting the same information that we have already provided. Can you confirm you still need the information requested in your below CPRA. Please call me if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Stephanie Womack |Administrative Secretary|949-724-7040

  • Pages from California Public Records Act Request_ Facial recognition software and marketing - February 2019 (Irvine Police Department)

From: Muckrock Staff

Hello Ms. Womack,

Thank you so much for your message. The materials we received in your March response can be found here: https://cdn.muckrock.com/foia_files/2019/03/29/VOL001.pdf

Could you please confirm that there are no additional responsive materials?

Thank you so much for your time and help. We really appreciate it.

Have a great day,

From: Irvine Police Department

Hi Ms. Lipton,

The only additional material we have would be some email communications from the date of the last PRA to the date of the new PRA.

Thank you,

Stephanie Womack |Administrative Secretary|949-724-7040

From: Irvine Police Department

Dear Mr. Martinez,

Please see the attached Response Letter to the Public Records Act Request received July 2, 2019.

Thank you,

Stephanie Womack| Administrative Secretary | City of Irvine
Public Safety | Office of Professional Standards
949-724-7040 | 1 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine, CA 92606 | swomack@cityofirvine.org<mailto:swomack@cityofirvine.org>



  • 07/18/2019

    Pages from California Public Records Act Request_ Facial recognition software and marketing - February 2019 (Irvine Police Department)

  • 08/15/2019

    2019 08 014 Ltr to Martinez_MuckRock re Facial Recognition PRA

  • 08/16/2019