Facial Recognition - Lincoln (NE)

Freddy Martinez filed this request with the Lincoln Police Department of Lincoln, NE.
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From: Freddy Martinez


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Nebraska 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 4 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Freddy Martinez

From: Lincoln Police Department

Mr. Martinez,

Attached find the City of Lincoln's initial response to your public records request dated July 2, 2019.

Rick

Rick Tast
Assistant City Attorney
555 South 10th Street | Suite 300
Lincoln, Nebraska 68508
(402) 441-7281
rtast@lincoln.ne.gov<mailto:rtast@lincoln.ne.gov>

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From: Lincoln Police Department

Mr. Martinez,

Your request fulfillment is nearing completion. If you recall, I indicated that due to current workloads of the various departments, a response would be provided by Wednesday August 7, 2019. The City of Lincoln continues to anticipate fulfillment of your request b this date.

Rick

Rick Tast
Assistant City Attorney
555 South 10th Street | Suite 300
Lincoln, Nebraska 68508
(402) 441-7281
rtast@lincoln.ne.gov<mailto:rtast@lincoln.ne.gov>

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NOTICE: The information in this e-mail and any files attached are intended only for the addressee and may contain attorney-client confidential or privileged material or work product. If you believe you have received this communication in error, please notify the sender by return e-mail or notify the sender at one of the above telephone numbers. Any interception, review, retransmission, dissemination, or other use of this information by persons or entities other than the intended recipient is expressly prohibited.

From: Lincoln Police Department

Mr. Martinez,

Attached please find the City of Lincoln’s response and responsive documents to your public records request dated July 2, 2019.

Rick

Rick Tast
Assistant City Attorney
555 South 10th Street | Suite 300
Lincoln, Nebraska 68508
(402) 441-7281
rtast@lincoln.ne.gov<mailto:rtast@lincoln.ne.gov>

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NOTICE: The information in this e-mail and any files attached are intended only for the addressee and may contain attorney-client confidential or privileged material or work product. If you believe you have received this communication in error, please notify the sender by return e-mail or notify the sender at one of the above telephone numbers. Any interception, review, retransmission, dissemination, or other use of this information by persons or entities other than the intended recipient is expressly prohibited.

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender by reply e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message.

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