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Use of Facial Recognition Technology

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From: Kendra Cox

New Zealand Police,

Please give the following details of the technology used during your recent trial of facial recognition software.

1) What does the facial recognition technology used by NZ Police do?
2) What methods does the technology used by NZ Police use to do this?
3) How did the NZ Police use this technology?
4) How and where was this information stored by NZ Police?
5) Does Clearview AI have access to this information?
6) Has this information been deleted? If not, will it be? If yes, please give details of date and methods for deletion.
7) What were the beginning and end dates of this trial?

Finally, please attach any documents regarding the agreement between NZ Police and Clearview AI (and any parent, subsidiary, or related companies or developers that were involved in this agreement) for the development, monitoring, or use of this software.

Please disregard the other request made by me earlier this morning (13/5/20), and answer this request only.

Kendra Cox

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New Zealand Police

Dear Ms Cox
 
I acknowledge receipt of your Official Information Act (OIA) request
below, received by NZ Police on 13 May 2020.
As you are aware, Police are needing to redeploy staff in the face of
unprecedented circumstances as we respond to Covid-19. This will have a
severe impact on our ability to respond to requests for information under
the OIA in a timely fashion. However, we recognise your request is a
matter of high public interest, and we will do our best to respond to you
as soon as we can. 

Thank you for your understanding.

Kind regards
Ministerial Services
PNHQ

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From: "Kendra Cox" <[FOI #12838 email]>
Date: 13/05/2020 12:25PM
Subject: Official Information request - Use of Facial Recognition
Technology

New Zealand Police,
Please give the following details of the technology used during your
recent trial of facial recognition software.
1) What does the facial recognition technology used by NZ Police do?
2) What methods does the technology used by NZ Police use to do this?
3) How did the NZ Police use this technology?
4) How and where was this information stored by NZ Police?
5) Does Clearview AI have access to this information?
6) Has this information been deleted? If not, will it be? If yes, please
give details of date and methods for deletion.
7) What were the beginning and end dates of this trial?
Finally, please attach any documents regarding the agreement between NZ
Police and Clearview AI (and any parent, subsidiary, or related companies
or developers that were involved in this agreement) for the development,
monitoring, or use of this software.
Please disregard the other request made by me earlier this morning
(13/5/20), and answer this request only.
Kendra Cox
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Good afternoon Kendra
 
Please see attached your OIA reply received By the NZ Police 13/05/2020. 
Plesae accept out apologies for the delay in delivery.
 
Kind regards
 
Rikki-lee
Ministerial Services
PNHQ

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"A trial licence was obtained"

"We conducted this trail [sic] under their standard terms and conditions as per their website. We did not enter into any specific contract."

I would have expected Police to release information about this trial licence in response to your last question. There does not appear to be any information about such a licence on the Clearview website. It seems clear that this licence would fall within the scope of your request, but Police have not provided any good reason for withholding it.

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