Ring promo, Maywood

Caroline Haskins filed this request with the Maywood Clerk of Maywood, NJ.
Tracking #

219-19

Est. Completion None
Status
No Responsive Documents

Communications

From: Caroline Haskins


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New Jersey Open Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Law enforcement agencies around the country are entering into Promotional Discount Agreements with Ring, Amazon's home security camera company. (https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/d3ag37/us-cities-are-helping-people-buy-amazon-surveillance-cameras-using-taxpayer-money) These agreements direct city funds toward providing a discount on Ring products, such as doorbell cameras.

Therefore, I hereby request the following records related to Ring and possible Promotional Discount Agreements:

1) All calendar invitations, instructional materials, presentations and presentation materials (including recorded video and audio, PowerPoint files, prepared remarks, and slides formats), and other documents that mention Ring devices and/or the Neighbors app. This includes A) any minutes/notes taking during meetings that discussed the use of Ring devices and/or the Neighbors app, B) any explanations (whether internally or externally generated) of how Ring devices and/or the Neighbors app work, and C) any other document that has been used to help explain the use, marketing, or promotion of Ring devices and/or the Neighbors app to any party, including internal documentation, public relations materials, and executive summaries.

2) A copy of any privacy impact assessments, use policies, standard operating procedures, data retention policies, legal opinions, warranties, non-disclosure agreements, contracts, liability waivers, insurance agreements, Promotional Discount Agreements, Requests for Proposals, Responses to Requests for Proposal, Memorandums of Understanding, Letters of Interest, usage policies, or informal agreements between the city and Ring.

3) A copy of any funding opportunity announcements, grant applications and grantor status/progress reports, reports to legislative bodies, annual reports that mention Ring or the Neighbors app, as well as audit records, including but not limited to security audits of the software, misuse reports, and reports to oversight bodies.

4) Any digital communications including but not limited to emails and text messages) as well as documents, (including but not limited to PDF, word processing, excel, and slide documents) that mention Ring or the Neighbors app.

5) Any digital communications (including but not limited to emails and text messages) between city government workers with Ring representatives.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. It will be used in the course of reporting for Motherboard, VICE’s science and technology website (www.motherboard.vice.com).

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 7 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Caroline Haskins

From:

Ms. Haskins,

This office is in receipt of your August 8, 2019 OPRA request pertaining to RING. Please be advised that since the Borough responded to your previous request which was numbered 199-19, there is no additional documentation in any format as per your request.

This office is also in receipt of your follow up letter dated August 15, 2019. Please be advised that your request submitted which was dated August 8, 2019 was not received by this office via regular mail until August 12, 2019. Therefore, the response to this request is within the statutory requirements.

If this office can be of any further assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us. At this time OPRA #219-19 is considered complete.

Barbara L. Dispoto, RMC/CMR
Borough Clerk/Local Registrar

Borough of Maywood
15 Park Avenue
Maywood, NJ 07607
Phone: 201-845-2900 x201
Fax: 201-909-0673
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