Austin Regional Intelligence Center participants, sources, violations

Evan Anderson filed this request with the Austin Regional Intelligence Center of Texas.
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From: Evan Anderson

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act , I hereby request the following records:

- Number of individuals authorized by the PM-ISE to access the ARIC's Shared Space who are not employed by the ARIC or a contractor.

- Number and list of non-fusion center agencies authorized to access the ARIC's Shared Space.

- Number and list of source agencies who have submitted information ARIC's Shared Space.

- Number of times information posted to the ARIC's Shared Space had to be corrected or removed because it was erroneous or deficient, or because the source agency did not have authority to gather or share the information.

- Any documents relating to any instances where source agencies were determined to have used prohibited means to acquire information, or to have lacked the authority to acquire the original SAR information or submit it to the ARIC's Shared Space.

- Number and list of agencies who have violated the ARIC's privacy policy.

- Records of all complaints received by the ARIC and requests for corrections and the resulting action, if any.

- Breakdown of number of suspicious incident reports, suspicious activity reports, and field interview reports in the ARIC's Shared Space.

- Number and list of all public agencies and private contractors providing SAR (suspicious activity reporting) and ISE-SAR information technology or related services to the ARIC.

- Breakdown of the number of tips and leads in the ARIC's Shared Space acquired via intelligence information or email, phone, internet or incident report submission.

- Number of tips and leads in the ARIC's Shared Space acquired from cellphone tower dumps, cell site simulators (commonly known as "Stingrays"), and surveillance cameras.

- List of external agencies that access the ARIC's Shared Space or share information with the ARIC.

- Number of persons within the ARIC or in other governmental agencies who are authorized to have access to the ARIC's Shared Space.

- Number of complaints made to the Privacy Officer of the ARIC.

- Number of times the ARIC has notified individuals that their personal information was or is reasonably believed to have been breached or obtained by an unauthorized person.

- Number of times ARIC personnel, a participating agency, or an authorized user have been found to be in noncompliance with ARIC policy in regards to the gathering, collection, use, retention, destruction, sharing, classification, or disclosure of information.

- Number of times ARIC personnel, a contractor, a participating agency, or an authorized user have been suspended, sanctioned, or otherwise disciplined.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Evan Anderson

From: City of Austin

Dear Evan Anderson,
Thank you for your e-mail to the City of Austin. Your request is being processed.
Consistent with the Texas Public Information Act, you can expect communication from the
City of Austin within 10 business days after the date the information was requested.
The City of Austin will make the effort to ensure that the information you have requested
is made available to you in a timely manner. However, depending on the scope of the request and the time required to research and compile the information, should the City of Austin not be readily able to produce the information you have requested, the communication you receive may indicate items such as:
Thus, please note that the communication you can expect to receive does not necessarily mean responsive information you have requested will be available within the 10 business days.
For more information about the Public Information Act visit the City of Austin website at http://www.austintexas.gov/department/open-records (http://www.austintexas.gov/department/open-records)
Thank you,
PIO Public Information Specialist

From: Boyd, David

Responsive information is attached. This PIR will be closed.

Corporal David Boyd #3629
Austin Police Department
Public Information Office
(512) 974-5017

From:

Dear Evan Anderson,
Thank you for your e-mail to the City of Austin. Your request is being processed.
Consistent with the Texas Public Information Act, you can expect communication from the
City of Austin within 10 business days after the date the information was requested.
The City of Austin will make the effort to ensure that the information you have requested
is made available to you in a timely manner. However, depending on the scope of the request and the time required to research and compile the information, should the City of Austin not be readily able to produce the information you have requested, the communication you receive may indicate items such as:
Thus, please note that the communication you can expect to receive does not necessarily mean responsive information you have requested will be available within the 10 business days.
For more information about the Public Information Act visit the City of Austin website at http://www.austintexas.gov/department/open-records (http://www.austintexas.gov/department/open-records)
Thank you,
PIO Public Information Specialist

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