Facial Recognition Technologies

Andrew Chen made this Official Information request to New Zealand Police

Response to this request is long overdue. By law New Zealand Police should have responded by now (details and exceptions). You can complain to the Ombudsman.

From: Andrew Chen

Dear New Zealand Police,

I would like to request copies of any briefings, reports, or other papers provided to 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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New Zealand Police

Dear Mr Chen
 
I acknowledge receipt of your Official Information Act (OIA) request
below, received by NZ Police on 1 October 2020.
 
Your request is being actioned pursuant to the Act.
 
Kind regards
Fiona
Ministerial Services
PNHQ

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To: "OIA/LGOIMA requests at New Zealand Police"
<[New Zealand Police request email]>
From: "Andrew Chen" <[FOI #13898 email]>
Date: 01/10/2020 04:34PM
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Official Information request - Facial Recognition
Technologies

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Dear New Zealand Police,
I would like to request copies of any briefings, reports, or other papers
provided to 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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From: Andrew Chen

Dear New Zealand Police,
A response to this request was due on 30 October 2020, which has now long passed by two weeks. Could you please provide an update on the current status of this request?

Yours faithfully,
Andrew Chen

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New Zealand Police

Good afternoon Mr Chen,
 
I have emailed the work group for an update and will get back to you as
soon as I have a response from them.
 
Kind regards,
 
Penni
Ministerial Services
PNHQ

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To: "OIA/LGOIMA requests at New Zealand Police"
<[New Zealand Police request email]>
From: "Andrew Chen" <[FOI #13898 email]>
Date: 17/11/2020 11:49AM
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: OIA Request Acknowledgement IR-01-20-29688: Facial
Recognition Technologies

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Dear New Zealand Police,
A response to this request was due on 30 October 2020, which has now long
passed by two weeks. Could you please provide an update on the current
status of this request?
Yours faithfully,
Andrew Chen

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New Zealand Police


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Good morning Andrew.

 

 

I am writing in response to your query of 17 November regarding the status
of your OIA asking for “copies of any briefings, reports, or other papers
provided to 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.” 

 

Upon investigation, we have now established that the request was assigned
to another user and has sat in a queue.  It has now been re-assigned, and
I will action it as soon as possible. 

 

I apologise for the delay in responding to your request.

 

 

Regards   

 

 

Greg Dalziel

Detective Senior Sergeant
Officer in Charge | Cybercrime Unit  |  High Tech Crime Group

Police National Headquarters, Wellington 6011

 

P  +64 4 819 1229

M  +64 21 190 3686

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New Zealand Police

Good morning Mr Chen,
 
Your file is nearly completed and will then be sent for Executive review.
We will make it a priority and try and release it to you as quickly as
possible.
 
Thank you for your patience in this matter.
Kind regards,
 
Penni
Ministerial Services
PNHQ
-----"Andrew Chen" <[FOI #13898 email]> wrote:
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To: "OIA/LGOIMA requests at New Zealand Police"
<[New Zealand Police request email]>
From: "Andrew Chen" <[FOI #13898 email]>
Date: 17/11/2020 11:49AM
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: OIA Request Acknowledgement IR-01-20-29688: Facial
Recognition Technologies

CAUTION: This email originated from outside of the organization. Do not
click links or open attachments unless you recognize the sender and know
the content is safe.

Dear New Zealand Police,
A response to this request was due on 30 October 2020, which has now long
passed by two weeks. Could you please provide an update on the current
status of this request?
Yours faithfully,
Andrew Chen

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New Zealand Police


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Kia ora Andrew

Please find attached the response to your Official Information Act
request, received by New Zealand Police on 1 October 2020.

Please accept our apologies for the delay in providing you with this
response.

Kind regards,

Sarah

PNHQ

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From: Andrew Chen

Dear New Zealand Police,
Thank you for your response. I would now like to also raise a fresh OIA request for:
copies of any briefings, reports, or other papers 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.

Please note that this request does not specify "to Ministers" and I would expect it to include any internal Police briefings, reports, or papers, pending any assessment under the OIA rules.

Yours faithfully,
Andrew Chen

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New Zealand Police

Dear Mr Chen,

 

I acknowledge receipt of your Official Information Act request (OIA)
received by New Zealand Police as below on 8 December 2020.
Please note, as per section 2 of the Act, the three weeks between 25
December and 15 January in the following year do not count as working
days. You can expect a response to your request on or before 27 January
2021.

 
Your request is being actioned pursuant to the Act.
 
Kind regards
Penni
Ministerial Services
PNHQ

-----"Andrew Chen" <[FYI request #13898 email]> wrote:
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To: "OIA/LGOIMA requests at New Zealand Police"
<[New Zealand Police request email]>
From: "Andrew Chen" <[FYI request #13898 email]>
Date: 08/12/2020 11:41AM
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: OIA response IR-01-20-29688

CAUTION: This email originated from outside of the organization. Do not
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Dear New Zealand Police,
Thank you for your response. I would now like to also raise a fresh OIA
request for:
copies of any briefings, reports, or other papers 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.
Please note that this request does not specify "to Ministers" and I would
expect it to include any internal Police briefings, reports, or papers,
pending any assessment under the OIA rules.
Yours faithfully,
Andrew Chen

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