Facial Recognition at the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

Background

In 2019, the ACLU of Massachusetts and the National ACLU’s Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project filed a federal FOIA request with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) seeking information about how these agencies use facial recognition and other remote biometric monitoring technologies.

Request Submitted To Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
Category Surveillance
Year Filed 2019
Number of Documents Received 0

We said…

They said…

    No formal written acknowledgement or response was received.

Responsive Documents

No responsive documents returned.


Boston Security Camera Strategy Meetings

Background

In 2019, we filed a public records request with the City of Boston seeking information related to the development and planning of the City’s Critical Infrastructure Monitoring System (CIMS), the regional surveillance camera network.

Request Submitted To City of Boston
Category Surveillance
Year Filed 2019
Number of Documents Received 1

Responsive Documents

# File Name File Type File Size
1 Security Camera Strategy Status Meeting 2016-2019_Redacted PDF 9.9 MB


Video Surveillance Data Sharing in Boston

Background

In 2019, we filed a public records request with the City of Boston seeking information about the City’s agreements with external entities to share video surveillance data.

Request Submitted To City of Boston
Category Surveillance
Year Filed 2019
Number of Documents Received 1

Responsive Documents

# File Name File Type File Size
1 march2020_response PDF 21.3 MB


Location of Surveillance Cameras Across Boston

Background

In 2019, we filed a public records request with the City of Boston seeking information revealing the locations of all city-owned surveillance cameras.

Request Submitted To City of Boston
Category Surveillance
Year Filed 2019
Number of Documents Received 0

We said…

They said…

    No formal written acknowledgement or response was received.

Responsive Documents

No responsive documents returned.


Facial Recognition at the Peabody PD

Background

In 2019, we filed a public records request with the Peabody Police Department seeking information related to facial recognition technology.

Request Submitted To Peabody PD
Category Surveillance
Year Filed 2019
Number of Documents Received 1

Responsive Documents

# File Name File Type File Size
1 Peabody FOIA ACLU 2019 PDF 939.5 KB


Facial Recognition at the Springfield PD

Background

In 2019, we filed a public records request with the Springfield Police Department seeking information related to facial recognition technology.

Request Submitted To Springfield PD
Category Surveillance
Year Filed 2019
Number of Documents Received 14


Facial Recognition at the Salem PD

Background

In 2019, we filed a public records request with the Salem Police Department seeking information related to facial recognition technology.

Request Submitted To Salem PD
Category Surveillance
Year Filed 2019
Number of Documents Received 2

Responsive Documents

# File Name File Type File Size
1 Salem PD second and third response attachemnt D4J PDF 57.4 MB
2 ACLU Follow up on July 10 PDF 218.1 KB


Facial Recognition at the Revere PD

Background

In 2018, we filed a public records request with the Revere Police Department seeking information related to facial recognition technology.

Request Submitted To Revere PD
Category Surveillance
Year Filed 2018
Number of Documents Received 5

Responsive Documents

# File Name File Type File Size
1 scanned_ACLUM_PRR PDF 128.9 KB
2 scanned_emails PDF 206.2 KB
3 ILP_brochure PDF 421.2 KB
4 revere_emails PDF 7.0 MB
5 Scanned from a Xerox Multifunction Printer (1) PDF 19.3 KB


Facial Recognition at the Plymouth PD

Background

In 2019, we filed a public records request with the Plymouth Police Department seeking information related to facial recognition technology.

Request Submitted To Plymouth PD
Category Surveillance
Year Filed 2019
Number of Documents Received 0

Responsive Documents

No responsive documents returned.


Suspect Technologies and the Plymouth PD

Background

In July 2018, the ACLU of Massachusetts filed requests with dozens of police departments to learn about how they use face surveillance technology. The Plymouth Police Department provided hundreds of emails in response to that request. The emails contain a years long correspondence between a billionaire-backed face surveillance start-up called ‚ÄúSuspect Technologies‚ÄĚ and representatives for the Plymouth Police Department.

Request Submitted To Plymouth PD
Category Surveillance
Year Filed 2018
Number of Documents Received 1

They said…

    No formal written acknowledgement or response was received.

Responsive Documents

# File Name File Type File Size
1 plymouth_emails PDF 6.3 MB