Privacy policies for Port of Seattle from airlines about face recognition images

Phil Mocek filed this request with the Port of Seattle of King County, WA.
Tracking #

20-116

Est. Completion May 22, 2020
Status
Partially Completed

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From: Phil Mocek


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Washington Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Any privacy policies provided to the Port of Seattle by any airline and applicable to facial images collected by facial recognition systems and/or to data derived from those images, such as mappings of the "constellation" of facial features used by automated face recognition systems.

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,

Phil Mocek

From: Port of Seattle

Mr. Mocek:

Attached is an email that was sent on March 9, 2020 responding to your public records requests you submitted on March 6.

In the initial response I indicated the following:

We are in receipt of your public records requests (below) which you emailed to the public disclosure email inbox on March 6.

In order better streamline our responses to you and respond more efficiently to your requests, we consolidated all them into one request. This request number is 20-116.

We are currently reviewing your requested records, and pursuant to RCW 42.56, please expect an update on or before April 17, 2020.
Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Jerome Wilen, CPRO
Public Disclosure Manager, Port of Seattle
Phone: 206-787-4141| Cell: 206-605-6786
https://portofseattle.nextrequest.com/

From:

Please do not consolidate my multiple independent requests. Your
doing so prevents me from being able to easily segregate our
communications regarding each of those requests, to determine
which requests resulted in production of which records or none at
all, to track the timing of responses to each individually, and
more.

With each request, I clearly identified record(s) I seek and I
provided an e-mail address at which I wish to receive related
communications. Please use the contact information I provided
with each request.

Please do not make the fact that I provided my real name with each
request result in less informative responses from your agency. If
processing separate requests as separate requests rather than as a
single request is not acceptable to you, you will in effect be
encouraging requesters like me to file independent requests
pseudonymously, with a single-use pseudonym for each request.
--
Phil Mocek

From: Phil Mocek

Please provide a status update on this request.

From: Port of Seattle

From: requests@muckrock.com <requests@muckrock.com>
Sent: Friday, March 6, 2020 3:12 PM
To: Public-Disclosure <public-disclosure@portseattle.org>
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Washington Public Records Act Request: Privacy policies for Port of Seattle from airlines about face recognition images

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Port of Seattle
Washington Public Records Act Office
PO Box 1209
Seattle, WA 98158

March 6, 2020

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Washington Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Any privacy policies provided to the Port of Seattle by any airline and applicable to facial images collected by facial recognition systems and/or to data derived from those images, such as mappings of the "constellation" of facial features used by automated face recognition systems.

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,

Phil Mocek

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From: Port of Seattle

(Request 20-116 - Part 6)

Any privacy policies provided to the Port of Seattle by any airline and applicable to facial

images collected by facial recognition systems and/or to data derived from those

images, such as mappings of the "constellation" of facial features used by automated

face recognition systems.

Attached is a copy of the Port's Biometric Exit Air Policy.

If we have misinterpreted what you are requesting, please further clarify so that we can work with applicable staff to ensure we provide you all requested records.

We are still working with applicable staff as to whether records exist within the Port of Seattle. Due to significant impacts related to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to slow the spread of the virus, we please expect a further response on or before May 22, 2020.

The Port of Seattle also has an external Biometrics External Advisory Group website. There are several links to documents pertaining Biometrics at this website.

A link to the as mentioned above has been provided below:
https://www.portseattle.org/page/biometrics-external-advisory-group

From: Port of Seattle

(Request 20-116 - Part 6)

Any privacy policies provided to the Port of Seattle by any airline and applicable to facial

images collected by facial recognition systems and/or to data derived from those

images, such as mappings of the "constellation" of facial features used by automated

face recognition systems.

Attached is a copy of the Port's Biometric Exit Air Policy.

If we have misinterpreted what you are requesting, please further clarify so that we can work with applicable staff to ensure we provide you all requested records.

We are still working with applicable staff as to whether records exist within the Port of Seattle. Due to significant impacts related to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to slow the spread of the virus, we please expect a further response on or before May 22, 2020.

The Port of Seattle also has an external Biometrics External Advisory Group website. There are several links to documents pertaining Biometrics at this website.

A link to the as mentioned above has been provided below:
https://www.portseattle.org/page/biometrics-external-advisory-group

From: Port of Seattle

20-116 (Part 6)

Any privacy policies provided to the Port of Seattle by any airline and applicable to facial images collected by facial recognition systems and/or to data derived from those images, such as mappings of the "constellation" of facial features used by automated face recognition systems.
As per applicable staff, there are no records could be located for the above. Records you seek would be with the US Customs and Board Patrol - https://www.cbp.gov/

You may also visit the Port's Biometrics External Advisory Group as documents are posted to that page - https://www.portseattle.org/page/biometrics-external-advisory-group

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