Mobile Biometric Technologies (Maricopa County Sheriff)

Michael Morisy filed this request with the Maricopa County Sheriff of Maricopa County, AZ.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: Michael Morisy

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 Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. Secs. 39-121 to 39-122 and 39-128, I request the following 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 agency’s 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,

Joan Maass

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

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 10, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

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

From: Brandon Jones - SHERIFFX

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has received your request for public records and is processing your request. All requests are processed in the order in which they are received, and no requests are prioritized by deadline date. Please understand that on average it takes us 4 to 8 weeks to process, redact, and prepare for release any records that are found in response to requests. Some requests, especially for new reports and large requests will take longer than 8 weeks. You will be notified once records are made available for you to pick up or if no records are found.

Thank you
Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office

Lieutenant Brandon Jones
Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office
Public Information Officer
Twitter: @LtJonesMCSO<http://www.twitter.com/LtJonesMCSO>
Website: www.mcso.org<http://www.mcso.org>
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From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 10, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

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

From: Brandon Jones - SHERIFFX

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office has received your request for public records and is processing your request. All requests are processed in the order in which they are received, and no requests are prioritized by deadline date. Please understand that on average it takes us 4 to 8 weeks to process, redact, and prepare for release any records that are found in response to requests. Some requests, especially for new reports and large requests will take longer than 8 weeks. You will be notified once records are made available for you to pick up or if no records are found.

Thank you
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office

Lieutenant Brandon Jones
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office
Public Information Officer
Twitter: @LtJonesMCSO<http://www.twitter.com/LtJonesMCSO>
Website: www.mcso.org<http://www.mcso.org>
[cid:image002.jpg@01D0EB18.C0810DD0]<http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Maricopa-County-Sheriffs-Office-Official-Site/147344832098401>

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 10, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

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

From: Brandon Jones - SHERIFFX

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office has received your request for public records and is processing your request. All requests are processed in the order in which they are received, and no requests are prioritized by deadline date. Please understand that on average it takes us 4 to 8 weeks to process, redact, and prepare for release any records that are found in response to requests. Some requests, especially for new reports and large requests will take longer than 8 weeks. You will be notified once records are made available for you to pick up or if no records are found.

Thank you
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office

Lieutenant Brandon Jones
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office
Public Information Officer
Twitter: @LtJonesMCSO<http://www.twitter.com/LtJonesMCSO>
Website: www.mcso.org<http://www.mcso.org>
[cid:image002.jpg@01D0F770.953EC0E0]<http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Maricopa-County-Sheriffs-Office-Official-Site/147344832098401>

From: Brandon Jones - SHERIFFX

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office has received your request for public records and is processing your request. All requests are processed in the order in which they are received, and no requests are prioritized by deadline date. Please understand that on average it takes us 4 to 8 weeks to process, redact, and prepare for release any records that are found in response to requests. Some requests, especially for new reports and large requests will take longer than 8 weeks. You will be notified once records are made available for you to pick up or if no records are found.

Thank you
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office

Lieutenant Brandon Jones
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office
Public Information Officer
Twitter: @LtJonesMCSO<http://www.twitter.com/LtJonesMCSO>
Website: www.mcso.org<http://www.mcso.org>
[cid:image002.jpg@01D105A7.EA8B2580]<http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Maricopa-County-Sheriffs-Office-Official-Site/147344832098401>

From: Brandon Jones - SHERIFFX

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office has received your request for public records and is processing your request. All requests are processed in the order in which they are received, and no requests are prioritized by deadline date. Please understand that on average it takes us 4 to 8 weeks to process, redact, and prepare for release any records that are found in response to requests. Some requests, especially for new reports and large requests will take longer than 8 weeks. You will be notified once records are made available for you to pick up or if no records are found.

Thank you
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office

Lieutenant Brandon Jones
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office
Public Information Officer
Twitter: @LtJonesMCSO<http://www.twitter.com/LtJonesMCSO>
Website: www.mcso.org<http://www.mcso.org>
[cid:image002.jpg@01D11174.08D60FA0]<http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Maricopa-County-Sheriffs-Office-Official-Site/147344832098401>

From: Brandon Jones - SHERIFFX

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office has received your request for public records and is processing your request. All requests are processed in the order in which they are received, and no requests are prioritized by deadline date. Please understand that on average it takes us 4 to 8 weeks to process, redact, and prepare for release any records that are found in response to requests. Some requests, especially for new reports and large requests will take longer than 8 weeks. You will be notified once records are made available for you to pick up or if no records are found.

Thank you
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office

Lieutenant Brandon Jones
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office
Public Information Officer
Twitter: @LtJonesMCSO<http://www.twitter.com/LtJonesMCSO>
Website: www.mcso.org<http://www.mcso.org>
[cid:image002.jpg@01D11D2A.13D827A0]<http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Maricopa-County-Sheriffs-Office-Official-Site/147344832098401>

From: Sofia Murta - SHERIFFX

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office has a public record's request ready for your pick up. This request will be available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m, excluding holidays. Your records will be available for review or purchase for the next 30 business days from the date of this notice.

Your records can be picked up at the Sheriff's Office headquarters at 550 W. Jackson, Phoenix AZ 85003.

Requestor: Joan Maass
Date of release: 01/20/16
Subject of your request: Mobil Biometric
Cost to Purchase(Exact Change - Cash or Check only): $15.00
Items released:

Procurement and Purchase Documents 1 CD

The fee breakdown for completed requests are as follows:

Documents: $5.00 for first 10 pages & $.50 for each additional page

CD's: $15.00 each

*Please Note: Documents are available for 30 business days from the date of this notice to be picked up and/or reviewed. After 30 business days has elapsed, the request will be closed and the documents destroyed. In order to obtain requested documents after the 30 business days, a new public records request will have to be resubmitted and reprocessed. All requests are handled in the order they are received.

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On Aug. 10, 2015:
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 Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. Secs. 39-121 to 39-122 and 39-128, I request the following 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 agency's 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,

Joan Maass

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

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock
DEPT MR 20402
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

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: Michael Morisy

Hello-
Please send the CD to the MuckRock address, and provide a revised fee estimate. Thank you.

From: Sofia Murta - SHERIFFX

Good afternoon,

There is no fee for mailing but we do require payment before I can put it in the mail…. Just to verify the below is the correct address right? Would you like for me to address it to you?
MuckRock
DEPT MR 20402
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

Thank you.
-Sofia.

From: MuckRock

Hi there,

This address is correct:

MuckRock
DEPT MR 20402
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

No additional recipients are necessary.

Thank you for your help.

From: Sofia Murta - SHERIFFX

Good afternoon…. Please see below for my previous response. (yellow)
-Sofia.

______

On Feb. 1, 2016:
Good afternoon,

There is no fee for mailing but we do require payment before I can put it in the mail…. Just to verify the below is the correct address right? Would you like for me to address it to you?
MuckRock
DEPT MR 20402
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

Thank you.
-Sofia.

From: Sofia Murta - SHERIFFX

Good morning,

Has payment been sent? I have not received anything yet. I am unable to release it without payment.

Thank you
-Sofia.

From: MuckRock

Hello there,

Could you please clarify the fee amount?

Thank you.

From: Sofia Murta - SHERIFFX

$15.00

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