Mobile Biometric Technologies (King County Sheriff's Department)

Bernard Rodriguez filed this request with the King County Sheriff's Office of King County, WA.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # P006616-031816
Due March 25, 2016
Est. Completion May 20, 2016
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Bernard Rodriguez

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to RCW Ch. 42.56 (Public Records Act), I hereby request the following records:

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 RCW Ch. 42.56 (Public Records Act), I request the following Seattle Police Department 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 agencyÕs 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,
Bernard Rodriguez

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

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Bernard Rodriguez

From: KCSO Online Request System

Dear Bernard:

Thank you for your interest in obtaining public records held by the King County Sheriff’s Office. Your request has been received and is being processed. Your request was received in this office on March 18, 2016 and given the reference number P006616-031816 for tracking purposes.

Within five business days (excluding holidays) after receiving your request, we will:
* Provide the record(s);
* Or Acknowledge your request and give you a reasonable estimate of how long it will take to respond;
* Or Deny the request in writing, stating the reasons for the denial (this could also include a denial of part of your request and a granting of the remainder).
Record(s) Requested: Pursuant to RCW Ch. 42.56 (Public Records Act), I hereby request the following records: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 mobilebiometric technologies.Mobile biometric technologies can be defined as any mobile device or mobile app used bylaw 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 RCW Ch. 42.56 (Public Records Act), I request the following Seattle Police Department 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 contracts2) 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 guidelines3) Programming documents, including but not limited to: funding opportunityannouncements, grant applications and grantor status/progress reports, reports to legislative bodies, annual reports4) Audit documents, including but not limited to: audits of the system, misuse reports, and reports to oversight bodiesIn your response, I would appreciate that you individually address each of the abovecategories 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 agencyÕs 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 databaseThese documents will be published online and inform the public dialog over policetechnology. 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,Bernard RodriguezExamples:Mobile facial recognitionhttp://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/nov/08/cir-facial-recognition-software-san-diego/Mobile fingerprint readershttp://www.policechiefmagazine.org/magazine/index.cfm?fuseaction=display_arch&article_id=1824&issue_id=62009Mobile iris scannershttp://www.reuters.com/article/2011/07/20/us-crime-identification-irisidUSTRE76J4A120110720Rapid DNAhttp://www.policemag.com/channel/technology/articles/2014/02/speeding-up-dnaanalysis.aspxMobile Tattoo Recognitionhttp://www.lawofficer.com/articles/print/volume-10/issue-4/features/new-smartphone-appinterprets.htmlThe 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, bye-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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Once the records have been collected, we will notify you of any copying charges. Any records or portion of records that are exempt from disclosure will be withheld or redacted. We will specify the exemption that applies to any documents withheld or redactions made.

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Subject: Public Disclosure Request Reference# P006616-031816
Dear Bernard,
Thank you for your request made via the King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) Online Request System on March 18, 2016. You requested:
“Pursuant to RCW Ch. 42.56 (Public Records Act), I hereby request the following records: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 mobilebiometric technologies.Mobile biometric technologies can be defined as any mobile device or mobile app used bylaw 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 RCW Ch. 42.56 (Public Records Act), I request the following Seattle Police Department 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 contracts2) 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 guidelines3) Programming documents, including but not limited to: funding opportunityannouncements, grant applications and grantor status/progress reports, reports to legislative bodies, annual reports4) Audit documents, including but not limited to: audits of the system, misuse reports, and reports to oversight bodiesIn your response, I would appreciate that you individually address each of the abovecategories 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 agencyÕs 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 databaseThese documents will be published online and inform the public dialog over policetechnology. 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,Bernard RodriguezExamples:Mobile facial recognitionhttp://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/nov/08/cir-facial-recognition-software-san-diego/Mobile fingerprint readershttp://www.policechiefmagazine.org/magazine/index.cfm?fuseaction=display_arch&article_id=1824&issue_id=62009Mobile iris scannershttp://www.reuters.com/article/2011/07/20/us-crime-identification-irisidUSTRE76J4A120110720Rapid DNAhttp://www.policemag.com/channel/technology/articles/2014/02/speeding-up-dnaanalysis.aspxMobile Tattoo Recognitionhttp://www.lawofficer.com/articles/print/volume-10/issue-4/features/new-smartphone-appinterprets.htmlThe 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, bye-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 5 business days, as the statute requires.
The KCSO is experiencing a high volume of open requests and we must coordinate our response with other units in the Sheriff’s Office. We anticipate our response – or first installment – to you on or before 05/20/2016.
Please reply to this message or log in to the Online Request System if you have any questions or would like to update or cancel this request.
Sincerely,
JOHN URQUHART, King County Sheriff
Johanna Loomis | Paralegal | Public Disclosure Unit
206.263.2522 | www.kingcounty.gov/sheriff
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Subject: Public Disclosure Request Reference# P006616-031816
Dear Bernard,
Thank you for your request made via the King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) Online Request System on March 18, 2016. You requested:
“Pursuant to RCW Ch. 42.56 (Public Records Act), I hereby request the following records: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 mobilebiometric technologies.Mobile biometric technologies can be defined as any mobile device or mobile app used bylaw 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 RCW Ch. 42.56 (Public Records Act), I request the following Seattle Police Department 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 contracts2) 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 guidelines3) Programming documents, including but not limited to: funding opportunityannouncements, grant applications and grantor status/progress reports, reports to legislative bodies, annual reports4) Audit documents, including but not limited to: audits of the system, misuse reports, and reports to oversight bodiesIn your response, I would appreciate that you individually address each of the abovecategories 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 agencyÕs 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 databaseThese documents will be published online and inform the public dialog over policetechnology. 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,Bernard RodriguezExamples:Mobile facial recognitionhttp://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/nov/08/cir-facial-recognition-software-san-diego/Mobile fingerprint readershttp://www.policechiefmagazine.org/magazine/index.cfm?fuseaction=display_arch&article_id=1824&issue_id=62009Mobile iris scannershttp://www.reuters.com/article/2011/07/20/us-crime-identification-irisidUSTRE76J4A120110720Rapid DNAhttp://www.policemag.com/channel/technology/articles/2014/02/speeding-up-dnaanalysis.aspxMobile Tattoo Recognitionhttp://www.lawofficer.com/articles/print/volume-10/issue-4/features/new-smartphone-appinterprets.htmlThe 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, bye-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 5 business days, as the statute requires.
The KCSO has coordinated with our AFIS unit to locate the documents responsive to your request.  Please log in to the Records Center at the following link to retrieve the records:
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Sincerely,
JOHN URQUHART, King County Sheriff
Johanna Loomis | Paralegal | Public Disclosure Unit
206.263.2522 | www.kingcounty.gov/sheriff
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