Facial recognition software and marketing - September 2019

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department of Los Angeles County, CA .
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From: Beryl Lipton


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.

Materials 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.

• 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

• 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.

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.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From: Oxnard Police Department

I will be out of the office and unavailable from Friday, October 18, through Monday, October 28, 2019.  Please direct internal affairs matters to Sergeants Greg Harasymowycz or Dan Whitmer and hiring, training, and other personnel matters to Sergeant Alex Arnett.  Thanks!

From:

*PRA Request # 19-359*

Dear Beryl:

Attached below are the previously provided documents from the City of
Oxnard. Your email is addressed to the LA Sheriff's office, so it's
uncertain if you intended this for Oxnard or LA County. Regardless, future
requests for the City of Oxnard should be addressed to cityclerk@oxnard.org
for best results.

Please feel free to contact the City Clerk's office should you need further
assistance. This concludes the city's response to this request.

*Michelle Ascencion, CMC, City Clerk**City of Oxnard: *300 W. Third Street,
4th Floor, Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 385-7805 / michelle.ascencion@oxnard.org

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Greg Hebert <greg.hebert@oxnardpd.org>
Date: Tue, Nov 12, 2019 at 9:24 AM
Subject: FW: California Public Records Act Request: Facial recognition
software and marketing - September 2019
To: Beth Ward <beth.ward@oxnardpd.org>, <michelle.ascencion@oxnard.org>,
Simone Seydoux <simone.seydoux@oxnard.org>

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*Sent:* Monday, November 11, 2019 2:02 AM
*To:* greg.hebert@oxnardpd.org
*Subject:* RE: California Public Records Act Request: Facial recognition
software and marketing - September 2019

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
PRA Office
Suite 220
4900 Eastern Avenue
Commerce, CA 90040

November 11, 2019

This is a follow up to a previous request:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following California Public Records Act
request, copied below, and originally submitted on Sept. 29, 2019. Please
let me know when I can expect to receive a response.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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On Oct. 25, 2019:
Subject: Out of Office RE: California Public Records Act Request: Facial
recognition software and marketing - September 2019
I will be out of the office and unavailable from Friday, October 18,
through Monday, October 28, 2019. Please direct internal affairs matters
to Sergeants Greg Harasymowycz or Dan Whitmer and hiring, training, and
other personnel matters to Sergeant Alex Arnett. Thanks!

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On Sept. 29, 2019:
Subject: California Public Records Act Request: Facial recognition software
and marketing - September 2019

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.

Materials 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.

• 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

• 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.

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.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

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Is this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the
above link to let us know.

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 80975
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note
that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than
"MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as
undeliverable.

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From: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

Good morning,

Please see attached extension letter regarding your request for records pursuant to the California Public Records Act.

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