Delta Airlines Facial Recognition Contract

Kevin Wilson filed this request with the United States Customs and Border Protection of the United States of America.
Tracking #

CBP-2022-018362, CBP-OFO-2022-018362

CBP-2022-018362

Due Dec. 23, 2021
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Kevin Wilson

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All contracts, memoranda, and associated material under which Delta Airlines utilizes CBP databases to validate airline passengers’ identities with biometrics.

All documentation (including but not limited to API specifications, SLAs, and explanations of de-identification and encryption procedures) that was provided to Delta Airlines utilizing CBP databases to validate airline passengers’ identities with biometrics.

All specifications describing the computer model that is used to by Delta and/or CBP to validate airline passengers’ identities with biometrics, including, but not limited to, model/product names, promotional materials about the model shared with CBP or Delta Airlines by any third-party contractors, model descriptions, model parameters, software that runs the computer models, documentation about such software, and any data or documentation (including privacy policies and consent forms) of the data used to train the model, especially those individuals not enrolled in any CBP trusted traveler program.

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 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Kevin Wilson

From: United States Customs and Border Protection

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://foiaonline.gov/foiaonline/action/public/submissionDetails?trackingNumber=CBP-2022-018362&type=request)

* Tracking Number: CBP-2022-018362
* Requester Name:
Kevin Wilson
* Date Submitted: 11/24/2021
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description:
To Whom It May Concern:

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

All contracts, memoranda, and associated material under which Delta Airlines utilizes CBP databases to validate airline passengers’ identities with biometrics.

All documentation (including but not limited to API specifications, SLAs, and explanations of de-identification and encryption procedures) that was provided to Delta Airlines utilizing CBP databases to validate airline passengers’ identities with biometrics.

All specifications describing the computer model that is used to by Delta and/or CBP to validate airline passengers’ identities with biometrics, including, but not limited to, model/product names, promotional materials about the model shared with CBP or Delta Airlines by any third-party contractors, model descriptions, model parameters, software that runs the computer models, documentation about such software, and any data or documentation (including privacy policies and consent forms) of the data used to train the model, especially those individuals not enrolled in any CBP trusted traveler program.

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 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Kevin Wilson

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From: United States Customs and Border Protection

Kevin Wilson
MuckRock News DEPT MR 121551
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA, 02144-2516
11/25/2021
CBP-2022-018362
Dear Kevin Wilson:
This notice acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) received on 11/24/2021.     Please use the following unique FOIA tracking number CBP-2022-018362 to track the status of your request.  If you have not already done so, you must create a FOIAonline account at https://foiaonline.gov.  This is the only method available to check the status of your pending FOIA request. (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov/)
Provisions of the Act allow us to recover part of the cost of complying with your request.  We shall charge you for records in accordance with the DHS FOIA regulations outlined on the DHS website, https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/11/22/2016-28095/freedom-of-information-act-regulations. By submitting your request, you have agreed to pay up to $25.00 in applicable processing fees, if any fees associated with your request exceed this amount, CBP shall contact you; however, the first 100 pages are free. (https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/11/22/2016-28095/freedom-of-information-act-regulations)
Due to the increasing number of FOIA requests received by this office, we may encounter some delay in processing your request.  Consistent with 6 C.F.R. Part 5 § 5.5(a) of the DHS FOIA regulations, CBP processes FOIA requests according to their order of receipt.  Although CBP’s goal is to respond within 20 business days of receipt of your request, FOIA does permit a 10-day extension of this time period in certain circumstances pursuant to 6 C.F.R. Part 5 § 5.5(c).  [As your request seeks documents that will require a thorough and wide-ranging search, CBP will invoke a 10-day extension for your request pursuant to 6 C.F.R. Part 5 § 5.5(c). If you would like to narrow the scope of your request, please contact our office.  We will make every effort to comply with your request in a timely manner.] OR [As your request seeks a voluminous amount of separate and distinct records, CBP will invoke a 10-day extension for your request pursuant to  6 C.F.R. Part 5 § 5.5(c).  If you would like to narrow the scope of your request, please contact our office.  We will make every effort to comply with your request in a timely manner.] OR [As the subject matter of your request is of substantial interest to two or more components of CBP or of substantial interest to another agency, we will need to consult with those entities before we issue a final response.  Due to these unusual circumstances, CBP will invoke a 10-day extension for your request pursuant to 6 C.F.R. Part 5 § 5.5(c). If you would like to narrow the scope of your request, please contact our office.  We will make every effort to comply with your request in a timely manner.]
CBP’s FOIA Division is working hard to reduce the amount of time necessary to respond to FOIA requests.  We truly appreciate your continued patience.
For additional information please consult CBP FOIA website please click on FOIA Act Resources or visit (http://www.cbp.gov/site-policy-notices/foia) http://www.cbp.gov/site-policy-notices/foia. (http://www.cbp.gov/site-policy-notices/foia)
Sincerely,
U.S. Customs and Border Protection

From: United States Customs and Border Protection

The FOIA request CBP-2022-018362 has had its Tracking Number changed to CBP-OFO-2022-018362. This is normally due to the request being transferred to another agency (for example, EPA to Dept. of Commerce) or to a sub-agency to process it. Additional details for this request are as follows:

* Old Tracking Number:
CBP-2022-018362
* New Tracking Number:
CBP-OFO-2022-018362
* Requester Name:
Kevin Wilson
* Date Submitted:
11/24/2021
* Long Description:
To Whom It May Concern:

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

All contracts, memoranda, and associated material under which Delta Airlines utilizes CBP databases to validate airline passengers’ identities with biometrics.

All documentation (including but not limited to API specifications, SLAs, and explanations of de-identification and encryption procedures) that was provided to Delta Airlines utilizing CBP databases to validate airline passengers’ identities with biometrics.

All specifications describing the computer model that is used to by Delta and/or CBP to validate airline passengers’ identities with biometrics, including, but not limited to, model/product names, promotional materials about the model shared with CBP or Delta Airlines by any third-party contractors, model descriptions, model parameters, software that runs the computer models, documentation about such software, and any data or documentation (including privacy policies and consent forms) of the data used to train the model, especially those individuals not enrolled in any CBP trusted traveler program.

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 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Kevin Wilson

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