Mobile Biometric Technologies (Sacramento City Police Department)

Dave Maass filed this request with the Sacramento Police Department of Sacramento, CA.
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R014438-021120

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Communications

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 California Public Records Act (California Government Code §§ 6250), 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,

Timothy Eugene Chapman

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. 9, 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: 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. 9, 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: 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. 9, 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: Sacramento Police Department

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Public Records Reference # R014438-021120
Timothy Chapman:
This letter is in response to your California Public Records Act request dated February 11, 2020 wherein you requested I request the following records pertainint to mobile biometric technologies includeing those listed above as well as other biometric technologies I have not identified:
1. purchasing and procurement documents e.g. purchase orders, RFPs, response to RFPs, invoices and contracts
2. policy, procedural, and training documents: use policies, standard operating procedures, training materials, presentations, privacy assessments, data retention polices
3. programming documents
4. audit documents
I am also seeking the total number of individuals whose biometric data has been collected over the last 3 years
-the retention period for biometric data
-the number of mobile biometric devices purchased and in use
-the total number of authorized users of the mobile biometrics devises
-which external agencies and entities have access to biometric data in the database and under which conditions
-whether biometric data is combined with biographic data such as name and address in the database
-the process by which data is entered into the database. for .
The Government Affairs Unit requires additional clarification in order to process your request. Per Government Code section 6253.1, a public agency shall assist members of the public in making a focused and effective public records act request that reasonably describes an identifiable record or records . The original request is dated August 9,2015. It would have been responded to during the time of request. Since then, the records of the original request have been purged due to it being past the retention time of records. Can you advise if this is a duplicate request and sent in error or you need a new request? A reply must be received within five (5) business days of the date this email was sent or your request will be closed and a new request will be required.

You can log into the system at Sacramento Public Records Center. (https://u8387778.ct.sendgrid.net/ls/click?upn=6HtRfOYLt5fXvpttM-2FU1Hcw4-2FaweKre8bfTOy-2FxkXO1CkyAaYt5NZFwWWt6Qbq-2BOxrs9J0LVLkGklHq8Dz2PJttUq-2BRyAH9jykEUmyhu4LgdbWzp9lIcJo2CwOggHQlZ98-q_cBEYFGi7SlrdCPauzbLXlnbAkIYkEQloAxVCuYwcTTBPJWBBDCCo8J-2B3dqHYwqWi-2FEDfeSfwDqEwZQ0akhuP3yeK7vN-2BL8trZ5nRRkpQGhrz5NfZCw2NViLZ46yziudBsXhUbt2J6AYXR4R51fLvkoItC4N-2FE5mxg2b8JfaWIQTVy51xP3f5Us9nva3mfr5B2g9ktC1G5GSVPagCGRjE-2BALJctNgs4jwy5jMdMthtLKzmBnc9WYaVeSKWtjnGvgb4a0ybHUK6CgyFYdzCtaEPqmX-2BotCEcQ-2B3y5OJvu3plDrdDellUtiEFtnLzNUJDOtmMIqJPa9OPsSthcUVvkCSwftTbkTMDQovNG4Z2czcDlG8WXzysFHEdA4Fv6-2BT6SR-2BnDVY6CAtw04JigNBcmrfhyoUBYrX8DGvmCf7gGw8xU-3D)
Thank you,
Sacramento Police Department
Government Affairs Unit
5770 Freeport Blvd., Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95822

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