Facial Recognition Systems (Philadelphia Police Department)

Muira McCammon filed this request with the Philadelphia Police Department of Philadelphia, PA.
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From: Muira McCammon

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Pennsylvania RTK Law, 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 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. I request that all fees be waived for this request because I am an academic, a doctoral student at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, and intend to use the requested information to educate the public.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter.

I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 days.

Sincerely,
Muira McCammon
muira.mccammon@asc.upenn.edu

From: Philadelphia Police Department

Ms. McCammon :

Attached to this correspondence is the Philadelphia Police Department's final determination to your request for information.

Best :

Philadelphia Police Department

Open Records/Right-to-Know Section

750 Race Street, Rm. 203

Philadelphia, PA 19106

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