Facial Recognition Systems (Office of the Attorney General - Louisiana)

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the Office of the Attorney General - Louisiana of Louisiana.
Tracking # 17-0048
Due April 13, 2017
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Curtis Waltman

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Facial recognition systems are increasingly utilized by law enforcement agencies. This allows officers to quickly identify persons of interest through the use of an extensive database and a tool such as FaceFirst.

I would like for this request:

-any contractual documents including purchase orders, delivery orders, bids, quotes, RFPs, responses to RFPs, invoices and contracts with facial recognition companies like FaceFirst Inc., Face Searcher by Allevate Limited, Face-VACS by Cognitec Systems GmbH, First Line Facial Recognition by Blue Line Technology, any products by Animetrics, SCRAM remote breath by Alcohol Monitoring Systems, or MegaMatcher by Neurotechnology. Other systems may also be used, such as the system developed by the FBI.

-any policies or guidelines about the use of facial recognition technology

-any grant applications or reports to any oversight bodies

-The total number of individuals who have been identified through the use of facial recognition systems over the last three years

The total date range for this request is 1/1/12 to the date this request is processed on.

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,

Curtis Waltman

From: Johnson, Venise

Dear Mr. Waltman,

Please see the attached document.

Thanks,
Venise Johnson
Public Records Coordinator
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From: Johnson, Venise

Good Afternoon Mr. Waltman:

Could you please provide clarification as to what is meant in Request 3 when you state "Any grant applications or reports to any oversight bodies?". Please specify what exactly you are looking for, this language as states appears general and vague.

Thanks,

Venise Johnson
Public Records Coordinator
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From: Curtis Waltman

Any applications filed with DHS or another government body that awards grants for the purchase of such things as facial recognition software. As for the other reports to oversight bodies, what I mean by that is any reports to any department that audits the use of powerful equipment, or any policy drafts. This may or may not exist I realize but in the case of misconduct or potential misconduct on tools like these reports could be generated concerning the oversight of the program. I hope this helps clarifies things. Thank you!

Sincerely,
Curtis Waltman

From: Johnson, Venise

Good Morning Mr. Waltman,

Please see the attached Document.
Thanks,

Venise Johnson

From: Curtis Waltman

Hi Mrs. Johnson,

I can't see any attached document so I am not sure if it came through, would you mind sending again? Thanks!

Sincerely,
Curtis Waltman

From: Johnson, Venise

Sorry about that.

From: Curtis Waltman

No worries, thank you for the resend. Take care!

Sincerely,
Curtis

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