ANPR Camera Counts and Privacy

Matt Brown 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: Matt Brown

Dear New Zealand Police,

As a NZ Citizen and resident, I request the following information under the OIA.

1) The number of ANPR cameras in-use or accessible (e.g. capable of generating a notification to NZ Police) by the NZ Police at the current time?

2) A copy of the applicable Police operational polices (or equivalent documents) covering the criteria or situations in which ANPR cameras are judged suitable for use, and/or are prohibited from use.

3) A copy of the Privacy Impact Asessment (or equivalent documents) covering NZ Police use of ANPR technology.

Yours faithfully,

Matt Brown

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From: Ministerial Services
New Zealand Police

Tēnā koe Matt

I acknowledge receipt of your Official Information Act (OIA) request below, received by New Zealand Police on 27 July 2021.

Your request is being actioned pursuant to the OIA.
You can expect a response to your request on or before 24 August 2021.

Kind regards, Michelle
Ministerial Services PNHQ

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From: Ministerial Services
New Zealand Police

Tēnā koe Mr Brown
 
I refer to your request of 27 July 2021 for the following information:

 

 1. The number of ANPR cameras in-use or accessible (e.g. capable of
generating a notification to NZ Police) by the NZ Police at the
current time?
 2. A copy of the applicable Police operational polices (or equivalent
documents) covering the criteria or situations in which ANPR cameras
are judged suitable for use, and/or are prohibited from use.
 3. A copy of the Privacy Impact Asessment (or equivalent documents)
covering NZ Police use of ANPR technology.

 

I have been asked to advise you that Police requires an extension of time
in which to respond to your request, pursuant to section 15A(1) of the
Official Information Act (OIA). Specifically, 15A(1)(b), consultations
necessary to make a decision on the request are such that a proper
response to the request cannot reasonably be made within the original time
limit.

 

Police require until 7 September 2021 to provide a substantive response to
your request.

 

You have the right, under section 28(3) of the OIA, to make a complaint to
an Ombudsman about this extension.

 

If you wish to discuss any aspect of your request with us, including this
decision, please feel free to contact
[1][email address].
 
Ngā mihi
Fiona
Ministerial Services
PNHQ

 

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From: Ministerial Services
New Zealand Police

Tēnā koe Mr Brown

 

I refer to your request, received by Police on 27 July 2021, for the
following information:

 

 1. The number of ANPR cameras in-use or accessible (e.g. capable of
generating a notification to NZ Police) by the NZ Police at the
current time?
 2. A copy of the applicable Police operational polices (or equivalent
documents) covering the criteria or situations in which ANPR cameras
are judged suitable for use, and/or are prohibited from use.
 3. A copy of the Privacy Impact Asessment (or equivalent documents)
covering NZ Police use of ANPR technology..

 

Unfortunately we are not going to be able to meet the extended due date of
7 September 2021.

 

I can confirm that a response to your request has been drafted and is
currently progressing through our internal consultation process.

 

Although I am unable to confirm a release date at this stage, in normal
circumstances this process can take up to eight working days.

 

Please accept our apologies for the delay in providing you with a response
to your query. We are endeavouring to provide this to you as soon as
possible.
 
Ngā mihi
Fiona
Ministerial Services
PNHQ

 

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WARNING

The information contained in this email message is intended for the
addressee only and may contain privileged information. It may also be
subject to the provisions of section 50 of the Policing Act 2008, which
creates an offence to have unlawful possession of Police property. If you
are not the intended recipient of this message or have received this
message in error, you must not peruse, use, distribute or copy this
message or any of its contents.

Also note, the views expressed in this message may not necessarily reflect
those of the New Zealand Police. If you have received this message in
error, please email or telephone the sender immediately

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