Facial Recognition Technology Documentation

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From: Andrew Chen

Dear Department of Internal Affairs,

I would like to request copies of any briefings, reports, or other papers provided to Ministers about the use of facial recognition technologies since 19 October 2017.

In addition, I would like to request copies of any correspondence relating to the development of Privacy Impact Assessments related to facial recognition technologies, and/or correspondence relating to a decision not to complete Privacy Impact Assessments related to facial recognition technologies, since 19 October 2017.

Yours faithfully,
Andrew Chen

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Michelle Reed | Lead Advisor – Official Correspondence 
Te Urungi - Organisational Strategy and Performance
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Louise Walton [1](she/her)

Advisor Official Correspondence | Branch Development and Support | Te Waka
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The Department of Internal Affairs | Te Tari Taiwhenua 

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Please see attached for the response to your Official Information Act 1982
request.

 

Ngā mihi,

 

Louise Walton [1](she/her)

Advisor Official Correspondence | Branch Development and Support | Te Waka
Aukaha

Service Delivery and Operations|Kāwai ki te Iwi
The Department of Internal Affairs | Te Tari Taiwhenua 

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From: Andrew Chen

Thank you for providing these documents. There is certainly a lot going on in this space and it is useful for the public to understand how facial recognition technologies are being used.

In a fresh OIA request (but on a related topic), I'd like to please request a copy of all Privacy Threshold Assessments and Privacy Impact Assessments referred to in the e-mail correspondence. Otherwise, I'm missing some important context around the e-mails.

Yours sincerely,
Andrew Chen

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