Facial Recognition Technologies - Minister of Police

Andrew Chen made this Official Information request to Stuart Nash

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From: Andrew Chen

Dear Stuart Nash,

In your capacity as Minister of Police, I would like to request copies of all correspondence with government agencies or other Ministers about the use of facial recognition technologies, including but not limited to Clearview AI, NEC's NeoFace, and HP's facial recognition/fingerprinting technology, since 19 October 2017.

Yours faithfully,
Andrew Chen

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Thank you for contacting Hon Stuart Nash, Minister of Police, Revenue,
Fisheries and for Small Business, and MP for Napier.

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Otherwise, invitations will be processed as soon as possible.
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Stuart considers all correspondence to be important.   If your email falls
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 Hon Stuart Nash LLM, MMgt, MForSc

Minister of Police, Revenue, Fisheries and for Small Business

MP for Napier

Private Bag 18 888, Parliament Buildings | Wellington | New Zealand

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From: S Nash (MIN)
Stuart Nash

Thank you for contacting Hon Stuart Nash, Minister of Police, Revenue,
Fisheries and for Small Business, and MP for Napier.

If your email is regarding a Napier issue or invitation, please resend to
[email address]

Otherwise, invitations will be processed as soon as possible.
Correspondence may take longer to respond to due to the large amount
received by this office.

Stuart considers all correspondence to be important.   If your email falls
outside of his portfolio responsibilities, expresses a personal view, or
is copied to multiple Members of Parliament, then your opinion will be
noted and your correspondence may be transferred to another office, or
there may be no further response to you.

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Kind regards

 

Hon Stuart Nash LLM, MMgt, MForSc

Minister of Police, Revenue, Fisheries and for Small Business

MP for Napier

Private Bag 18 888, Parliament Buildings | Wellington | New Zealand

ph +64 4 817 8712

[4]www.labour.org.nz

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Dear Andrew,

Thank you for your email of 1 October 2020 in which you submitted an Official Information Act request as follows:

"In your capacity as Minister of Police, I would like to request copies of all correspondence with government agencies or other Ministers about the use of facial recognition technologies, including but not limited to Clearview AI, NEC's NeoFace, and HP's facial recognition/fingerprinting technology, since 19 October 2017."

Minister Nash is considering your request in accordance with the Act, and you can expect a response within the required timeframe.

Kind regards

Anna Weir
Private Secretary (Executive Support) to Hon Stuart Nash
Minister of Police, Revenue, Fisheries and for Small Business
MP for Napier
19 R Bowen House
Private Bag 18041 | Parliament Buildings | Wellington
[email address] | www.labour.org.nz

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Dear Andrew

 

On behalf of Hon Stuart Nash, Minister of Police, please find attached the
response to your request for official information.

 

Kind regards

 

Nick Fountain

Private Secretary (Police)

Office of Hon Stuart Nash, Minister of Police
Executive Wing | Parliament Buildings | Wellington 6010

 

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From: Andrew Chen

Dear Nick and Stuart,
Thank you very much for your reply, and thank you for supplying the document. Can I please confirm that there is no other correspondence, for example an e-mail from the Minister requesting the briefing be prepared, that would fall within the scope of my request?

Yours sincerely,
Andrew Chen

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