Request #20-558
  Closed

MAILED IN REQUEST.

 

February 3, 2020

This request was originally submitted via email to NOPDPIO@nola.gov (error). It was never acknowledged. Due to issues with the original communication method, we are now directing this request to you

 

To Whom It May Concern:

 

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

This request seeks the following:

  1. Any policy directives, guidance documents, orders, memoranda, training materials, user guides, power points, or similar records created after January 1, 2010 containing reference to the use or authorization of surveillance technology including facial recognition, the software Briefcam, gait recognition software, stingrays, crime predictive technology, social media monitoring software, drones automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) software, or any other relevant surveillance technology.
  2. Any records containing reference to privacy assessments, reports containing reference to surveillance technology purchased, licensed, or used by the New Orleans Police Department, the Department of Homeland Security, vendor, or contractor.
  3. Records dated or created after January 1, 2010 containing reference to the use or purchase of surveillance technology, including but not limited to purchase orders, invoices, RFPs, licensing agreements, documentation of selection, sole source or limited source justification and approval documentation, contracts (including non-disclosure agreements), procurement documents, service or maintenance agreements, memoranda of understanding, and other documentation. Budgeting and financial data, spending reports, and cost breakdowns concerning expenditures on any technology related to surveillance technology.
  4. Records dated or created after January 1, 2010 containing reference to the possible or planned acquisition of surveillance technology.
  5. Government contracting with surveillance technology, data broker companies, and/or data storage companies.
  6. Records dated or created after January 1, 2010 containing reference to the use of data broker companies, including but not limited to purchase orders, invoices, RFPs, licensing agreements, documentation of selection, sole source or limited source justification and approval documentation, contracts (including non-disclosure agreements), procurement documents, service or maintenance agreements, memoranda of understanding, and other documentation.
  7. Records dated or created after January 1, 2010 containing reference to the use of data broker companies, including but not limited to purchase orders, invoices, RFPs, licensing agreements, documentation of selection, sole source or limited source justification and approval documentation, contracts (including non-disclosure agreements), procurement documents, service or maintenance agreements, memoranda of understanding, and other documentation.
  8. Records dated or created after January 1, 2010 containing reference to meetings, communications, or follow-up actions with any vendors, companies, or other private entities marketing surveillance technology or data broker company or data storage company services.
  9. Records dated or created after January 1, 2010 containing reference to how much funding the City of New Orleans is allocated or spent on the purchase, use, or maintenance of surveillance technology and data broker company services.
  10. Budgeting and financial data, spending reports, and cost breakdowns after January 1, 2010 concerning expenditures on data broker companies. . . .
  11. Records containing reference to data collection, storage, retention, and/or data security related to surveillance technology.
  12. Records containing reference to the name or description of the database(s), network(s) or location(s) where information collected by surveillance technologies is sent or stored.
  13. Records containing reference to the name or description of the database(s), network(s) or location(s) where images, iris scans, facial scans, fingerprints or other biometric information is stored.
  14. Records containing reference to any sale, commercial use, or licensing of data collected by or for the City of New Orleans to its vendor(s), contractor(s), and/or third parties.
  15. Records containing reference to any memoranda of understanding, user or login access, licensing, agreement, and/or contract BETWEEN NOPD or DHW and/or its vendors or contractors AND any other law enforcement agency regarding access to its data. Other law enforcement agency includes but is not limited to any city, country, or state law enforcement agencies, federal law enforcement agency, and/or fusion centers.
  16. Records containing reference to any memoranda of understanding, agreement BETWEEN the City of New Orleans, its agencies, departments, and/or related entities AND any other surveillance technology company, data broker company, and/or data storage company regarding access to its data.
  17. Budgeting and financial data, spending reports, and cost breakdowns concerning expenditures on facilitating government data sharing after January 1, 2010.

 


Received

February 14, 2020 via mail


Due

February 20, 2020


Departments

Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness


Requester

MuckRock News


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Law Admin 01

Request Published Public
February 19, 2020, 1:43pm
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Ms. Blumberg :

The Citywide Public Safety Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) System Policy responsive to requests 1, 11, and 12 is available for your review or purchase $2.00 (4 pages @ $0.50/page).  All Police Department policies, including license plate recognition system policy, are available online at https://www.nola.gov/nopd/policies/ .
 
The City does not have records responsive to your requests 2, 4-7, 8 (regarding data broker companies), 10, and 13-17.
 
Due to the cyberattack on December 13, 2019, the City is not able to fulfill your requests 3 and 8 (regarding surveillance technology), as the City's shared drives, applications and servers needed to fulfill your request remain inaccessible.  Unfortunately, we are unable to provide a time frame for when the City will be fully recovered from the cyberattack.
 
Records responsive to request 9 are contained in the City budget for the Real Time Crime Center (branch of the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness), available online at https://nola.gov/mayor/budget/.

 

To review or purchase your records in person, please contact the Law Department at 504-658-9800 to schedule a day and time.

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On behalf of the custodial department(s), our office has responded to your request and considers this request closed.

Law Department
City of New Orleans
1300 Perdido St., Ste. 5E03
New Orleans, LA 70112
504-658-9800

February 19, 2020, 1:43pm
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Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness
February 14, 2020, 3:47pm
Request Opened Public
Request received via mail
February 14, 2020, 3:47pm