Ring Camera Surveillance (Niles Police Department Illinois)

Northwestside Coalition filed this request with the Niles Police Department Illinois of Niles, IL.
Tracking #

21-5

Multi Request Ring Camera Surveillance
Status
Completed

Communications

From: Northwestside Coalition


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act., I hereby request the following records:

Documentation on the usage of Ring cameras and/or Neighbors app in surveillance, policing and social media/technology including, but not limited to, the following:

- Memorandum(s) of Understanding
- Initial Bid Documents
- Requests for Proposals
- Any privacy impact assessments
- Any instructional materials or presentations
- Use policies and standard operating procedures
- Data retention policies
- Letters of Interest
- Usage policies
- Any informal agreements that reference Ring, Neighbors, Amazon, or otherwise guide it use or the relationship between this agency and the provider or developer of the camera and/or software.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Northwestside Coalition

From: Niles Police Department Illinois

Village of Niles

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Hi there

Your first Village of Niles record request (request number #21-5) has been submitted.
It is currently unpublished and is not available for the general public to view.

Thank you for filing a Freedom of Information Act Request with Village of Niles. This request will be processed accordingly. 

Village of Niles FOIA Officer 

 

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request by signing into the Village of Niles Public Records
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Request #21-5.

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From: Niles Police Department Illinois

Village of Niles

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Hi there

Documents have been released to you for record request #21-5:

* Neighbors iPhone w-NPD Logo.png

* Ring Video Portal Program - Tornabene.xlsx

Document links are valid for one month.
After February 11, you will need to sign in to view the document(s).

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From: Niles Police Department Illinois

Village of Niles

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Hi there

A message was sent to you regarding record request #21-5:

Dear Northwestside Coalition:

Thank you for writing to Village of Niles with your request for information pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq.

On 11/4/21, you requested the following documents:

Pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act., I hereby request the following records:

Documentation on the usage of Ring cameras and/or Neighbors app in surveillance, policing and social media/technology including, but not limited to, the following:

- Memorandum(s) of Understanding

- Initial Bid Documents

- Requests for Proposals

- Any privacy impact assessments

- Any instructional materials or presentations

- Use policies and standard operating procedures

- Data retention policies

- Letters of Interest

- Usage policies

- Any informal agreements that reference Ring, Neighbors, Amazon, or otherwise guide it use or the relationship between this agency and the provider or developer of the camera and/or software.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Northwestside Coalition

Under the Freedom of Information Act, a public body may extend the time to respond to a FOIA request by up to 5 business days for a limited number of reasons. 5 ILCS 140/3(e). We are extending the time to respond to your request by 5 business days for the following reason(s):

We store the requested records in whole or in part at another location(s)

I am still waiting to find out  any informal agreement exists between the Police Department and Ring, Neighbors or Amazon. I have released the other documentation related to this request.

 

 

The public body asserts the following facts in support of the above reasons for an extension of time. The Village will respond to your request by 1/18/21. Please acknowledge receipt of this request for extension.

Sincerely,

Chris Kobeski

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From: Niles Police Department Illinois

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Village of Niles

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From: Northwestside Coalition

Hello Chris Kobeski. The extension is perfectly reasonable, thank you for your help.

From: Niles Police Department Illinois

Village of Niles

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Hi there

A message was sent to you regarding record request #21-5:

Dear Northwestside Coalition:

 

Thank you for writing to Village of Niles with your request for information pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq.  

 

On 1/4/21, you requested the following documents:

Pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act., I hereby request the following records:

Documentation on the usage of Ring cameras and/or Neighbors app in surveillance, policing and social media/technology including, but not limited to, the following:

- Memorandum(s) of Understanding

- Initial Bid Documents

- Requests for Proposals

- Any privacy impact assessments

- Any instructional materials or presentations

- Use policies and standard operating procedures

- Data retention policies

- Letters of Interest

- Usage policies

- Any informal agreements that reference Ring, Neighbors, Amazon, or otherwise guide it use or the relationship between this agency and the provider or developer of the camera and/or software.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

I have checked and there is no signed informal agreements, the terms and conditions of the agreement can be found at this link: https://support.ring.com/hc/en-us/articles/360039678152-Neighbors-Public-Safety-Service-Terms-of-Service

 

Any other documentation we had was previously released.

 

Sincerely,

Chris Kobeski

 

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From: Niles Police Department Illinois

Village of Niles

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Hi there

Record request #21-5 has been closed. The closure reason supplied was:

All document have been released pursuant to your request.

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