PENNSYLVANIA PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST – FACIAL RECOGNITION SOFTWARE

Michael Dank filed this request with the Philadelphia Police Department of Philadelphia, PA.
Due Jan. 11, 2019
Est. Completion None
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From: Michael Dank


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Pennsylvania Right to Know Act, I hereby request the following records:

• Number, if any, of Facial Recognition software or Facial Recognition-enabled equipment in place with this department or agency. Please specify if software has been purchased or if services are performed by outside contractors for the department or agency. Please include pilot or testing programs within the scope of this request

• Any documents or correspondence during the period encompassing this request regarding possible or planned acquisition of Facial Recognition software packages, Facial Recognition-enabled equipment or service agreements.

• Any existing or proposed usage policies regarding the use of Facial Recognition software or Facial Recognition-enabled equipment, including protocols, training documents, data storage procedures and prohibited activities.

• Any current or past litigation involving or referencing this department or agency involving the use of Facial Recognition software or Facial Recognition-enabled equipment.

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,

Michael Dank

From: Philadelphia Police Department

Michael Dank,

Attached to this correspondence is the Philadelphia Police Department's 5 day acknowledgment to your right to know request.
Best,

Philadelphia Police Department

Open Records/Right-to-Know Section

750 Race Street, Rm. 203

Philadelphia, PA 19106

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