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ANPR Surveillance (2) - Searches of AT's indefinite database of license plates

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From: M B

Dear Auckland Transport,

Thank you for the indepth reply previously. This is a follow up request from https://fyi.org.nz/request/20718-anpr-tr...

The request relates to "anonymised ANPR data" that retained indefinitely, which was in fact capable of being accessed upon request irrespective of its anonymisation.

Can you please provide information on the following:

- How many requests to search have the Police made of your ANPR database (and forwarded to the Digital Technology Delivery General Manager)? If possible, please categorise these into accepted and declined requests per year.

- How many locations / 'hits' from your 179 ANPR cameras are currently stored in this database?

Beyond the scope of the OIA, I ask whether Auckland transport intends to consult with the OPC on the privacy implications of storing precise location data of every vehicle indefinitely. This is a grave privacy concern and not clearly expressed within any public forum by AT. Access to a large quantum of precise location data from 179 ANPR cameras in Auckland alone may give rise to questions (at least) of privacy expectations and warrant requirements, irrespective of its public collection and reversable anonymisation. In my previous request it was stated that no consultation has taken place with the OPC on ANPR data in the last 5 years (https://fyi.org.nz/request/20718/respons...).

Yours faithfully,
Mason.

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From: M B

Dear Auckland Transport,

I have not received an acknowledgement to this request. Please do not issue a arbitrary extension if you have not begun processing this request.

Yours faithfully,
Mason.

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Kia ora Mason, 
 
I cannot find a record of the email to which you are referring in our
system. 
 
If you could please resend the request, that would be much appreciated. 
Ngā mihi,

Peter | Customer Care Coordinator
Customer Care| Case Management
Level 5, 20 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, Auckland 1010
P 09 355 3553
[1]www.at.govt.nz

From: M B <[FOI #21279 email]>;
Received: Sat Jan 14 2023 09:30:34 GMT+1300 (New Zealand Daylight Time)
To: [email address] <at[Auckland Transport request email]>;
LGOIMA <at[Auckland Transport request email]>;
Subject: Re: Official Information request - ANPR Surveillance (2) -
Searches of AT's indefinite database of license plates

Dear Auckland Transport,

I have not received an acknowledgement to this request. Please do not issue a arbitrary extension if you have not begun processing this request.

Yours faithfully,
Mason.

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Dear AT Official Information (AT),

Please review at https://fyi.org.nz/request/21279-anpr-su...

I have been waiting a month and a half for this information now.

Yours sincerely,
Mason.

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Kia ora Mason, 
 
We have not received the request to which you have referred.
 
The link which you have posted is also currently not active, as the
website is unavailable. 
 
If you could please send through your request again to this address that
would be much appreciated and we will respond as soon as we are able. 
Ngā mihi,

Peter | Customer Care Coordinator
Customer Care| Case Management
Level 5, 20 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, Auckland 1010
P 09 355 3553
[1]www.at.govt.nz

 
 
From: M B <[FYI request #21279 email]>;
Received: Fri Jan 20 2023 15:46:53 GMT+1300 (New Zealand Daylight Time)
To: [email address] <at[Auckland Transport request email]>;
LGOIMA <at[Auckland Transport request email]>;
Subject: Re: Official Information request - ANPR Surveillance (2) -
Searches of AT's indefinite database of license plates CRM:014790003590

Dear AT Official Information (AT),

Please review at [2]https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fyi....

I have been waiting a month and a half for this information now.

Yours sincerely,
Mason.

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From: M B

Dear Auckland Transport,

As sent on November 28, 2022 and available here: https://fyi.org.nz/request/21279-anpr-su...

Thank you for the indepth reply previously. This is a follow up request from https://fyi.org.nz/request/20718-anpr-tr...

The request relates to "anonymised ANPR data" that retained indefinitely, which was in fact capable of being accessed upon request irrespective of its anonymisation.

Can you please provide information on the following:

- How many requests to search have the Police made of your ANPR database (and forwarded to the Digital Technology Delivery General Manager)? If possible, please categorise these into accepted and declined requests per year.

- How many locations / 'hits' from your 179 ANPR cameras are currently stored in this database?

Beyond the scope of the OIA, I ask whether Auckland transport intends to consult with the OPC on the privacy implications of storing precise location data of every vehicle indefinitely. This is a grave privacy concern and not clearly expressed within any public forum by AT. Access to a large quantum of precise location data from 179 ANPR cameras in Auckland alone may give rise to questions (at least) of privacy expectations and warrant requirements, irrespective of its public collection and reversable "anonymisation" (which is actually just encryption). In my previous request it was stated that no consultation has taken place with the OPC on ANPR data in the last 5 years (https://fyi.org.nz/request/20718/respons...).

Yours faithfully,
Mason.

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From: AT Official Information (AT)
Auckland Transport


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Kia ora Mason, 

Auckland Transport (AT) acknowledges receipt of your request for official information dated the 20th of January 2023 relating to anonymised number plate recognition data.

We hope to respond to your request as soon as possible, but not later than the 21st of February 2023, which is 20 working days after the day your request was received. If we aren’t able to respond to your request by then, we will notify you of an extension of that timeframe.

Your case is being managed by Anna, who is one of our LGOIMA Business partners. If you have any further queries, you can contact the team on (09) 355 3553 during business hours, quoting Local Government Official Information request number CAS-677040-C1R9J9.

Ngâ mihi,

Peter | Customer Care Coordinator
Customer Care| Case Management
Level 5, 20 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, Auckland 1010
P 09 355 3553
[1]www.at.govt.nz

From: M B [2][FOI #21279 email]
Sent: Monday, 23 January 2023 8:40 pm
To: AT Official Information (AT) [3][email address]
Subject: Re: Official Information request - ANPR Surveillance (2) - Searches of AT's indefinite database of license plates CRM:014790003590

 

Dear Auckland Transport,

 

As sent on November 28, 2022 and available here: [4]https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fyi....

 

Thank you for the indepth reply previously. This is a follow up request from [5]https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fyi....

 

The request relates to "anonymised ANPR data" that retained indefinitely, which was in fact capable of being accessed upon request irrespective of its anonymisation.

 

Can you please provide information on the following:

 

- How many requests to search have the Police made of your ANPR database (and forwarded to the Digital Technology Delivery General Manager)? If possible, please categorise these into accepted and declined requests per year.

 

- How many locations / 'hits' from your 179 ANPR cameras are currently stored in this database?

 

Beyond the scope of the OIA, I ask whether Auckland transport intends to consult with the OPC on the privacy implications of storing precise location data of every vehicle indefinitely. This is a grave privacy concern and not clearly expressed within any public forum by AT. Access to a large quantum of precise location data from 179 ANPR cameras in Auckland alone may give rise to questions (at least) of privacy expectations and warrant requirements, irrespective of its public collection and reversable "anonymisation" (which is actually just encryption). In my previous request it was stated that no consultation has taken place with the OPC on ANPR data in the last 5 years ([6]https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fyi....).

 

Yours faithfully,

Mason.

 

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