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Matthew Guariglia filed this request with the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security of Kentucky.
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From: Matthew Guariglia

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Kentucky Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is conducting a survey of state agencies’ use of facial recognition (FR) technology. We intend this request to cover all facial recognition software, hardware, databases, and other technology used to search driver’s license and state identification records (Driver Services photo database).

We request the following records under the Kentucky Open Records Act:
1. Any manuals, memos, policies or other guidelines that the Department of Safety and Homeland Security or other relevant agency follows for using the FR system;
2. Formal or informal policies or rules followed by Department of Safety and Homeland Security personnel for running facial recognition searches requested by external entities, including, but not limited to, federal, state or local law enforcement agencies;
3. Any notices, memoranda, or other alerts provided by the Department of Safety and Homeland Security to external agencies about the ability to run or request facial recognition searches against the Driver Services photo database. This request includes, but is not limited to instructions, request forms, and other materials issued to external agencies regarding requests to conduct a facial recognition search against the Driver Services photo database;
4. Agreements or memoranda of understanding (MOUs) signed with external entities, including FBI or DHS, permitting those entities to run or request facial recognition searches against the photo database.
5. Any records relating to the sharing of biometric information or FR with the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) or the National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (NLETS), including, but not limited to, RFPs, responses to RFPs, agreements, contracts, correspondence, reports and invoices.

We request that where available and appropriate, responsive records are provided electronically in their native format (such as a CSV file), or as text-searchable PDFs, and that the parent/child relationship between records is preserved.

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 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Matthew Guariglia

From: Office of the Attorney General - Kentucky

Dear Mr. Guariglia:

The Office of the Attorney General is in receipt of your request for public records pursuant to the Kentucky Open Records Act, KRS 61.870-884. We received your request on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. Specifically, your requested the following:

1. Any manuals, memos, policies or other guidelines that the Department of Safety and Homeland Security or other relevant agency follows for using the FR system;
2. Formal or informal policies or rules followed by Department of Safety and Homeland Security personnel for running facial recognition searches requested by external entities, including, but not limited to, federal, state or local law enforcement agencies;
3. Any notices, memoranda, or other alerts provided by the Department of Safety and Homeland Security to external agencies about the ability to run or request facial recognition searches against the Driver Services photo database. This request includes, but is not limited to instructions, request forms, and other materials issued to external agencies regarding requests to conduct a facial recognition search against the Driver Services photo database;
4. Agreements or memoranda of understanding (MOUs) signed with external entities, including FBI or DHS, permitting those entities to run or request facial recognition searches against the photo database.
5. Any records relating to the sharing of biometric information or FR with the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) or the National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (NLETS), including, but not limited to, RFPs, responses to RFPs, agreements, contracts, correspondence, reports and invoices.

We do not possess documents responsive to your request. Please direct your request to the following agency that may have the records you seek:

Mike Sunseri
Deputy Executive Director
Kentucky Office of Homeland Security
Transportation Cabinet
200 Mero Street
Frankfort, KY 40622
(502) 564-2081
Mike.Sunseri@ky.gov

If you wish to appeal this decision, you may do so by filing a complaint with the Attorney General’s Office, Open Records/Open Meetings Division, The Capitol, 700 Capitol Avenue, Suite 118, Frankfort, KY 40601, pursuant to KRS 61.880(2), or by filing an original civil action in the appropriate circuit court under KRS 61.882. If you first appeal to the Attorney General but are dissatisfied with the Attorney General’s decision, you may further appeal to circuit court pursuant to KRS 61.880(5).

Sincerely,

Charles A. English | Assistant Attorney General | Open Records Custodian
Office of Civil & Environmental Law | Kentucky Office of Attorney General
700 Capitol Avenue | Suite 118 | Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone (502) 696-5340 | Fax | chaz.english@ky.gov
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From: Muckrock Staff

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Kentucky Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is conducting a survey of state agencies’ use of facial recognition (FR) technology. We intend this request to cover all facial recognition software, hardware, databases, and other technology used to search driver’s license and state identification records (Driver Services photo database).

We request the following records under the Kentucky Open Records Act:
1. Any manuals, memos, policies or other guidelines that the Department of Safety and Homeland Security or other relevant agency follows for using the FR system;
2. Formal or informal policies or rules followed by Department of Safety and Homeland Security personnel for running facial recognition searches requested by external entities, including, but not limited to, federal, state or local law enforcement agencies;
3. Any notices, memoranda, or other alerts provided by the Department of Safety and Homeland Security to external agencies about the ability to run or request facial recognition searches against the Driver Services photo database. This request includes, but is not limited to instructions, request forms, and other materials issued to external agencies regarding requests to conduct a facial recognition search against the Driver Services photo database;
4. Agreements or memoranda of understanding (MOUs) signed with external entities, including FBI or DHS, permitting those entities to run or request facial recognition searches against the photo database.
5. Any records relating to the sharing of biometric information or FR with the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) or the National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (NLETS), including, but not limited to, RFPs, responses to RFPs, agreements, contracts, correspondence, reports and invoices.

We request that where available and appropriate, responsive records are provided electronically in their native format (such as a CSV file), or as text-searchable PDFs, and that the parent/child relationship between records is preserved.

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 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Matthew Guariglia

From: Kentucky Office of Homeland Security

Re: January 22 & January 23, 2020 Open Records Requests (duplicate requests)

Dear Dr. Guariglia,

This letter is in response to your January 22 & January 23, 2020 open records requests received by the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security on the same days. In each correspondence, you have requested :

1. Any manuals, memos, policies or other guidelines that the Department of Safety and Homeland Security or other relevant agency follows for using the FR system;
2. Formal or informal policies or rules followed by Department of Safety and Homeland Security personnel for running facial recognition searches requested by external entities, including, but not limited to, federal, state or local law enforcement agencies;
3. Any notices, memoranda, or other alerts provided by the Department of Safety and Homeland Security to external agencies about the ability to run or request facial recognition searches against the Driver Services photo database. This request includes, but is not limited to instructions, request forms, and other materials issued to external agencies regarding requests to conduct a facial recognition search against the Driver Services photo database;
4. Agreements or memoranda of understanding (MOUs) signed with external entities, including FBI or DHS, permitting those entities to run or request facial recognition searches against the photo database.
5. Any records relating to the sharing of biometric information or FR with the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) or the National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (NLETS), including, but not limited to, RFPs, responses to RFPs, agreements, contracts, correspondence, reports and invoices.
After a diligent search, the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security has no records responsive to your request.

If you wish to appeal this decision, you may do so by filing a complaint with the Office of the Attorney General, Open Records/Open Meetings, The Capitol, 700 Capitol Avenue, Suite 118, Frankfort, KY 40601, pursuant to KRS 61.880(2), or by filing an original action in Franklin Circuit Court under KRS 61.882. If you first appeal to the Attorney General but are dissatisfied with the Attorney General’s decision, you may further appeal to Circuit Court pursuant to KRS 61.880(5).
Sincerely,

Mike Sunseri
Deputy Executive Director
Kentucky Office of Homeland Security
Office of the Governor
200 Mero Street
Frankfort, KY 40622
Mike.Sunseri@ky.gov<mailto:Mike.Sunseri@ky.gov>
www.facebook.com/KYHomelandSec/<http://www.facebook.com/KYHomelandSec/>
Phone: 502-564-2081

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