Rekognition contracts and communications

Todd Feathers filed this request with the Washington County Sheriff's Office of Washington County, OR.
Tracking #

S008113-061620

Status
Completed

Communications

From: Todd Feathers

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Oregon Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

1) Copies of all contracts, current or lapsed, between the Washington County Sheriff's Office and Amazon for the use of Amazon' Rekognition facial recognition tools.

2) Copies of any emails between Washington County Sheriff's Office employees and Amazon, including attachments, between June 7, 2020 and the date this request is processed. To aid with your search, I would like to clarify that I am specifically seeking any communications related to Amazon's announcement of a one-year moratorium on police use of its facial recognition tools. (https://blog.aboutamazon.com/policy/we-are-implementing-a-one-year-moratorium-on-police-use-of-rekognition)

I ask that all fees be waived as I am a journalist (examples of my work can be found at toddfeathers.com) and I intend to use the requested records to publish articles in the public interest and not for any commercial purpose.

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 10 business days.

Sincerely,

Todd Feathers

From: Washington County Sheriff's Office

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Dear Todd Feathers:
Thank you for your interest in Washington County Sheriff’s Office public records. Your request has been received and is being processed in accordance with the Oregon Public Records Laws, ORS 192. Your request was received in this office on 6/16/2020 and given the reference number S008113-061620 for tracking purposes. Records Requested: To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Oregon Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

1) Copies of all contracts, current or lapsed, between the Washington County Sheriff's Office and Amazon for the use of Amazon' Rekognition facial recognition tools.

2) Copies of any emails between Washington County Sheriff's Office employees and Amazon, including attachments, between June 7, 2020 and the date this request is processed. To aid with your search, I would like to clarify that I am specifically seeking any communications related to Amazon's announcement of a one-year moratorium on police use of its facial recognition tools. (https://blog.aboutamazon.com/policy/we-are-implementing-a-one-year-moratorium-on-police-use-of-rekognition)

I ask that all fees be waived as I am a journalist (examples of my work can be found at toddfeathers.com) and I intend to use the requested records to publish articles in the public interest and not for any commercial purpose.

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 10 business days.

Sincerely,

Todd Feathers

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Washington County Sheriff’s Office
Criminal Records
215 SW Adams Ave, MS 32
Hillsboro, OR 97123
(503) 846-2524 | (503) 846-2719 fax

From: Washington County Sheriff's Office

RE: PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of June 16, 2020., Reference # S008113-061620. Dear Todd Feathers:
Thank you for your interest in Washington County Sheriff's Office public records. Your request was received in this office on 6/16/2020 and given the reference number S008113-061620 for tracking purposes.
We understand that you are requesting: To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Oregon Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

1) Copies of all contracts, current or lapsed, between the Washington County Sheriff's Office and Amazon for the use of Amazon' Rekognition facial recognition tools.

2) Copies of any emails between Washington County Sheriff's Office employees and Amazon, including attachments, between June 7, 2020 and the date this request is processed. To aid with your search, I would like to clarify that I am specifically seeking any communications related to Amazon's announcement of a one-year moratorium on police use of its facial recognition tools. (https://blog.aboutamazon.com/policy/we-are-implementing-a-one-year-moratorium-on-police-use-of-rekognition)

I ask that all fees be waived as I am a journalist (examples of my work can be found at toddfeathers.com) and I intend to use the requested records to publish articles in the public interest and not for any commercial purpose.

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 10 business days.

Sincerely,

Todd Feathers

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In accordance with Oregon Public Records law (ORS 192.324(2)), the County is acknowledging receipt of your written request for records. Having reviewed your request, the County is able to inform you that:
The Sheriff’s Office is still processing your request which requires contact with other departments to determine if the record is releasable. We will contact you within thirty (30) business days with an update on your request.



Sincerely,
Washington County Sheriff’s Office
Criminal Records
215 SW Adams Ave, MS 32
Hillsboro, OR 97123
(503) 846-2524 | (503) 846-2719 fax

From: Washington County Sheriff's Office

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RE: PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of June 16, 2020, Reference # S008113-061620

Dear Todd Feathers:

Thank you for your interest in Washington County Sheriff's office public records. Your request was received in this office on 6/16/2020 and given the reference number S008113-061620 for tracking purposes.

We understand that you are requesting:
Case Number:
To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Oregon Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

1) Copies of all contracts, current or lapsed, between the Washington County Sheriff's Office and Amazon for the use of Amazon' Rekognition facial recognition tools.

2) Copies of any emails between Washington County Sheriff's Office employees and Amazon, including attachments, between June 7, 2020 and the date this request is processed. To aid with your search, I would like to clarify that I am specifically seeking any communications related to Amazon's announcement of a one-year moratorium on police use of its facial recognition tools. (https://blog.aboutamazon.com/policy/we-are-implementing-a-one-year-moratorium-on-police-use-of-rekognition)

I ask that all fees be waived as I am a journalist (examples of my work can be found at toddfeathers.com) and I intend to use the requested records to publish articles in the public interest and not for any commercial purpose.

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 10 business days.

Sincerely,

Todd Feathers

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In accordance with Oregon Public Records law (ORS 192.324(2)), the County is acknowledging receipt of your written request for records. Having reviewed your request, the County is able to inform you that:

The Sheriff’s Office is still processing your request which requires contact with other departments to determine if the record is releasable. We will contact you within thirty (30) business days with an update on your request.
Sincerely,

Washington County Sheriff’s Office
Criminal Records
215 SW Adams Ave, MS 32
Hillsboro, OR 97123
(503) 846-2700 | (503) 846-2719 fax

From: Washington County Sheriff's Office

Attachments:
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RE: PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of June 16, 2020, Reference # S008113-061620
Dear Todd Feathers,
In response to your request, the Washington County Sheriff's Office invoice is attached to this email.
Please login to the to make an online payment. Public Records Center (https://u8387778.ct.sendgrid.net/ls/click?upn=6HtRfOYLt5fXvpttM-2FU1HSI-2B7Od1n0qCIKl8G-2FWwy0pnwAmgUQn3y7MppTycaqbDyhLgmIQ-2FWzjYMPWd0GwAi7M5awjAwtHMrtOK6y34n7H47c0o6-2FwNEizEqUx25XSWAbeT_dGoWtRdgTddRPyBSlod84ScAY7WT77G-2Fti7tYlDE3IvgHI8fNIAPgim7bADjjeJeWI0FpjOmfjcYvsvGRzGg9epq3Z2-2Fh8kzjUFimcMO6MQOT0MxP8mms4jBvQpAoV9UoLL99NJdLWXdfO8-2BWsGSWY7quG8-2BoZPTtfreXeU9P6PhYfv20fTS0jYYXDj1NgBD9ltm21YswY5bRJypvij60hJd2KYqmlSTMmqxm5F2gWL-2F3gaXeadP8AJSGCf-2FsRgvn-2B7V9yiYhjG88EC-2BAKn1hNvaTiyTg4qMF6yoHGqPofzcHB5kDhUSE-2F8rRddBtfvQKrtP4IvrFEPlfV1kH3f0YD3GETJhel87Q-2BNo7DvOuKpwHlv2sboYMy055GCSzkCJl46B18fAwJLrR-2FUofJFuTGKao5X6slwsOhar4RWuIEk-3D)
You can also make a check or money order payable to: "WCSO" with “PRR No. S008113-061620” written in the memo section and mail to:
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Attn: Records
215 SW Adams Ave, MS 32
Hillsboro, OR 97123 If you fail to pay within 60 calendar days of this date, the County will close this public records request in accordance with ORS 192.329(3). Public records will not be retained beyond the applicable retention schedule required by Oregon law, as provided by the Oregon Secretary of State's Office under OAR chapter 166, div. 150.
Respectfully,
Washington County Sheriff’s Office
Criminal Records
215 SW Adams Ave, MS 32
Hillsboro, OR 97123
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From: Todd Feathers

To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $51.50 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: Washington County Sheriff's Office

Attachments:
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RE: PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of June 16, 2020, Reference # S008113-061620
Dear Todd Feathers,
We have received your payment on invoice number INV20-S008113-1 on 08/26/2020 for Request Number S008113-061620.

Payment Date Payment Method Payment Amount
8/26/2020 Check $51.50
If you are paying the estimate, we will now begin working on gathering records responsive to your request.  Once we have gathered the records, a final statement of the remaining balance owed or reimbursement due will be sent to you.  This amount may change from the estimate depending on how much time and labor is actually spent on your request. Full payment is required before we release the records to you.
If you are making your final payment, we will contact you once your request is fulfilled and the documents are available for you online at the Public Records Center.
Respectfully,
Washington County Sheriff’s Office
Criminal Records
215 SW Adams Ave, MS 32
Hillsboro, OR 97123
(503) 846-2524 | (503) 846-2719 fax

From: Washington County Sheriff's Office

Dear Todd Feathers,
In regards to the public records request we received on 6/16/2020 with Reference Number S008113-061620, this request has been in the status of "Payment Received" for SIXTY (60) Days. In accordance with ORS 192.329 (3) and (4), Washington County considers this request closed. If you would still like the records, please submit a new request.

Request Details
Request Reference Number: S008113-061620
Description of Records Requested:  To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Oregon Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

1) Copies of all contracts, current or lapsed, between the Washington County Sheriff's Office and Amazon for the use of Amazon' Rekognition facial recognition tools.

2) Copies of any emails between Washington County Sheriff's Office employees and Amazon, including attachments, between June 7, 2020 and the date this request is processed. To aid with your search, I would like to clarify that I am specifically seeking any communications related to Amazon's announcement of a one-year moratorium on police use of its facial recognition tools. (https://blog.aboutamazon.com/policy/we-are-implementing-a-one-year-moratorium-on-police-use-of-rekognition)

I ask that all fees be waived as I am a journalist (examples of my work can be found at toddfeathers.com) and I intend to use the requested records to publish articles in the public interest and not for any commercial purpose.

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 10 business days.

Sincerely,

Todd Feathers

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From: Washington County Sheriff's Office

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RE: PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of June 16, 2020, Reference # S008113-061620
Dear Todd Feathers,
The Washington County Sheriff's Office received a public records request from you on June 16, 2020. Your request mentioned: Case Number: “To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Oregon Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

1) Copies of all contracts, current or lapsed, between the Washington County Sheriff's Office and Amazon for the use of Amazon' Rekognition facial recognition tools.

2) Copies of any emails between Washington County Sheriff's Office employees and Amazon, including attachments, between June 7, 2020 and the date this request is processed. To aid with your search, I would like to clarify that I am specifically seeking any communications related to Amazon's announcement of a one-year moratorium on police use of its facial recognition tools. (https://blog.aboutamazon.com/policy/we-are-implementing-a-one-year-moratorium-on-police-use-of-rekognition)

I ask that all fees be waived as I am a journalist (examples of my work can be found at toddfeathers.com) and I intend to use the requested records to publish articles in the public interest and not for any commercial purpose.

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 10 business days.

Sincerely,

Todd Feathers

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We have reviewed our files and located responsive records. These records have been uploaded to the Public Records Center. Please log in to the Public Records Center at the following link to retrieve the records you requested. Sheriff - S008113-061620 Please note: records have been redacted, if applicable, in accordance with the Oregon Consumer Identity Theft Protection Act, ORS 646A.600 to 646A.628.If you need further assistance, please feel free to contact the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Records Department at (503) 846-2700. We are open at all times.

Respectfully,
Washington County Sheriff’s Office
Criminal Records
215 SW Adams Ave, MS 32
Hillsboro, OR 97123
(503) 846-2700 | (503) 846-2719 fax

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