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Losing the ‘Surveillance War’

Center for Investigative Reporting staffers hung out on Reddit to discuss a different kind of surveillance state: one that is “mostly legal” and quietly happening in your backyard. By using technologies such as Facial recognition, once a battlefield tool, lands in San Diego County software and license-plate scanners, local law enforcement agencies are streamlining intelligence gathering to track your data. Here are a few questions Redditors asked reporters G.W. Schulz and Ali Winston. You can read the full archive of the chat here.

1. What kind of oversight do local law enforcement agencies have to ensure they’re not abusing their surveillance tactics? via Davy_boy

Ali Winston: Most police departments regulate their intelligence gathering practices through internal general orders, if they’re large enough by audits from internal inspector generals, or independent civilian oversight bodies, if they exist. Some departments, like NYPD and San Francisco PD, had court restrictions on their intelligence gathering operations imposed in the 1980s and 1990s after abuses came to light. NYPD’s decree, the Handschu Decree is probably the best-known restriction on local police intelligence gathering, though it was controversially loosened after September 11. The lack of oversight and relaxed restrictions are part of the reason Counterterrorism and Intelligence Divisions began their own surveillance operations, which Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman wrote about in their book, Enemies Within.

The ACLU found that departments have widely ranging guidelines for how long they’ll store plate-scanner data, from 48 hours to five years to indefinitely.

G.W. Schulz: It frequently depends on the individual agency and what rules it adopts for things like retaining data from license-plate scanners. But there are also decades-old rules on data storage stemming from spying abuses that took place in the middle of the last century. See 28 CFR Part 23.

Any communities you’ve run into with a particularly worrying lack of rules or oversight system? (continued, via Davy_boy)

Winston: San Diego, since the Tactical Identification system (TACIDS) was initiated by the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), a joint powers authority that is “not elected by the voters.”

Fresno, because the city has an extremely high rate of officer-involved shootings. NYPD, for having a police commissioner who went rogue over the past 10 years with stop and frisk and the Muslim spying program. Chicago PD for too many reasons to count, but Jon Burge‘s saga is a good example of the department’s lack of accountability.

2. Have you seen any evidence of a national (government run) Automatic License Plate Recognition (ALPR) database? via aldestrawk

Schulz: Yes, we wrote about that very thing last year – a privately run ALPR (automatic license-plate recognition) database that can be accessed by police.

Winston: That’s a terrific question. San Diego Fusion Center, Los Angeles, Maryland and Northern California all collect LPR data and share that information with federal law enforcement in the region. The Navy’s SPAWAR (Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command) branch has also been heavily involved in the development of ALPR technology.

Federal Signal License Plate Recognition System.

PIPS Technology – the Most Advanced License Plate Recognition Systems in the World

Applications for ALPR:

  • Law Enforcement
  • Travel Time Systems
  • Parking Systems”
  • Access Control
  • Tolling Systems
  • Commercial Vehicle Enforcement
  • Congestion Charging
  • Homeland Security*

PIPS Technology

PIPS Technology is an industry leader in the development and manufacture of (ANPR) Automatic Number Plate Recognition systems. The broad range of systems provide the next generation of information technology for Journey Time Measurement Systems, Police, Toll Enforcement, Congestion Charging, Road User Charging, Parking Systems, Traffic Monitoring and Automated Site Security. PIPS is certified to ISO 9001:2008 conforming to the highest International Standards for design and manufacture of our range of products.

PIPS award winning products and over 20 years of video camera technology and integration expertise provides us with the ability to create, deliver and support tailored solutions to meet your needs.

With over 15000 cameras deployed around the globe and a wide range of patents covering our technology and its application, PIPS Technology is widely recognized as a leading provider of traffic related video imaging and number plate capture technology.

The PIPS team are passionate about camera and software technology, we believe that anything is possible. Our aim is to provide our customers with the world’s most reliable, accurate and cost effective ANPR and Image processing systems.

crimemappingSan Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG)

San Diego County: ARJIS The Automated Regional Justice Information System was created as a joint powers agency to share information among justice agencies throughout San Diego and Imperial Counties, California.

ARJIS Vision

ARJIS is internationally recognized for leadership, collaboration, information sharing and regional acquisition of effective information technology. We use community partnerships and regional information technology to address and “anticipate public safety issues” and to improve quality of life.

Current ARJIS Projects

Regional Crime Incident Data and Subscription Service

View regional crime maps and get automated email alerts of crimes in your neighborhood.

Public Crime Data Extract

Download the most recent 180 days of regional crime data.

Crime Mapping

map crimeRegional Crime Incident Data 

Visit crimemapping.com to view (above) regional crime maps.

On the website, you can view maps in either a satellite photo view or on a road map. Just enter an address or a location (Balboa Park, CA) in the ‘Search’ box to see crimes for the last week, or select a different date range (up to one year).

If you’re a fact freak like me, then read on.

San Diego Data Processing Corporation Contract For Consulting Services With Airborne Biometrics Group , INC.

RECITALS:

Whereas, Corporations agrees to purchase and Consultant agrees to furnish professional consulting services related to a proof of concept for and development of a Tactical Identification system (TACIDS) for the Automated Regional Justice Information System, a division of the San Diego Association of Governments (“Customer”), said services described in;

1) Corporations Request for Qualifications for Tactical Identification System Development Services dated March 1, 2012, including Addendum Number 1 (Contract Exhibit

A),included herein by reference as if in full text; and,

2) Section 200 of this Contract. WHEREAS, Consultant has submitted to Corporation its Response to Corporation’s RFQ dated March 20, 2012, including Response Clarification Number 1 dated April 20, 2012,

and Response Clarification Number 2 dated April 26, 2012 (Contract Exhibit B), included herein by reference as if in full text, which represents Consultant’s proposal to provide the professional services referenced herein (“Proposal”).

WHEREAS, Exhibits A and shall be limited to those items actually purchased by Corporation on behalf of Customer and shall exclude any items not purchased.

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual promises contained herein, Corporation and Consultant hereto agree as follows:  

BASE TERMS DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES:

Consultant shall provide consulting services to the Corporation related to a proof of concept for and development of a tactical identification system for Customer that leverages and incorporates Consultant’s existing

findbioCorporation(s):

FaceFirst® suite of facial biometric solutions. Airborne Biometrics Group Contract List of Exhibits The services shall be performed in accordance with the following listed documents that are attached hereto and made a part hereof: Corporation’s RFQ for TACIDS Development Services, Contract Exhibit Consultant’s Response to Corporation’s RFQ, Contract Exhibit.

San Diego Data Processing Corporation

Airborne Biometrics Group Inc.

Attention: Executive Director 5975 Santa Fe Street San Diego, CA 92109

EFFECTIVE DATE: The “effective date” of this Contract: May 16, 2012  Airborne Biometrics Group Inc. Attention: Vice President of Engineering 1070 Road Camarillo, CA. 93012

STATUS OF CONSULTANT:

This Contract calls for performance of the services of the Consultant as an independent contractor. Consultant will not be considered an employee of the Corporation for any purpose.

OWNERSHIP OF MATERIALS AND DOCUMENTS:

Excepting such items specifically identified by the Consultant as “proprietary trade secrets,” any and all sketches, drawings, tracings, field survey notes, computations, detail, and other materials and documents prepared by the Consultant pursuant to this “Contract shall be the property of the Corporation from the moment of their preparation,” and the Consultant shall deliver such materials and documents to the Corporation whenever requested to do so by the Corporation.

However, “the Consultant shall have the right to make duplicate copies of such materials and documents for its own file or for other purposes as may be authorized in writing by the Corporation.” and “All Corporation and Customer data, records, documentation, source code and information.”

Consultant shall not use Corporation/ Customer Data for any purpose other than as required under this Contract and shall “return all Corporation!”  

facefirstCorporation acknowledges and agrees that the FaceFirst® suite of software (the “Technology”) is a valuable commercial product of Consultant (the development of which has involved expenditure by Company of substantial time and money) or its suppliers and vendors (“Suppliers”).

Corporation further acknowledges and agrees that, except for the licenses expressly granted by Consultant to Corporation pursuant to Contract Section 200, Consultant(or its Suppliers) owns and reserves, and shall continue to own and reserve, all rights, title and interests in and to Technology, and any derivatives of the Technology developed by Consultant (including the TACIDS solution developed by Consultant pursuant to this Contract), “including all intellectual property rights.”

“No ownership right is granted to Corporation or Customer for any intellectual property” relating to the Technology or any of the foregoing the Corporation/Customer Data: designs, plans, reports, “investigations, materials,” and documents prepared or acquired by the Consultant pursuant to this Contract (including any duplicate copies kept by the Consultant) shall not be shown or disclosed to any other public or private person or entity directly or indirectly, “except as authorized by the Corporation.”

CONFLICT OF INTEREST:

For the duration of this Contract, the Consultant will not act as a consultant or perform services of any kind for any person or entity which would conflict with the services to be provided herein without the prior written consent of the Corporation.

If a conflict occurs when circumstances, known to the Consultant, place the Corporation and Consultants new “client in adverse, hostile, or incompatible positions” wherein the interests of the Corporation may be jeopardized. Consultant shall notify the Corporation in the event that such a conflict occurs.

In the event of such a conflict, Consultant shall meet and confer with the Corporation to agree upon “modifications of its relationship” with said new client or Corporation in order to continue to perform services for said client and/or Corporation without compromising the interests of either.

Should no agreement regarding modification be reached, Corporation may terminate this Contract.

Consultant agrees to alert every client for whom consent is required to the existence of “conflict of interest provision” and to include language in its agreement with said client which would enable Consultant to comply fully with its terms. This last paragraph shall not apply to existing clients of the Consultant for which the Consultant has previously received the Corporation’s consent.

This Contract may be unilaterally and immediately terminated by the Corporation if Consultant employs an individual who, within the twelve (12) months immediately preceding such employment, in his/her capacity as a Corporation employee, participated in “negotiations with or otherwise had an influence on the selection of the Consultant.” 

LIABILITY AND INDEMNIFICATION:

The “Consultant shall be responsible for all injuries to persons of the Corporation or others caused by or resulting from the negligence of the Consultant, its employees, or its agents during the progress of or connected with the rendition of services by Consultant hereunder.”

Consultant shall indemnify, defend and “hold harmless” the Corporation, Customer, and all officers, directors, employees and insurers of the Corporation and the Customer from and against “any claim, action, proceeding, liability, loss, damage, cost or expense, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys” fees:

for “damages to real or personal property or personal injury to any third party resulting from the negligence of Consultant, its employees, or its agents;” or,

b. for “any breach of any obligations, duties or covenants of Consultant under this Contract or transactions related to it.” The Corporation shall be responsible for all injuries to personnel of the Consultant or others caused by or resulting from the negligence of the Corporation, its employees, or its agents during the progress of or connected with the rendition of services by Consultant hereunder.

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The Corporation shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Consultant and all officers, directors, employees and insurers of the Consultant from and “against any claim, action,” proceeding, liability, loss, damage, cost or expense, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees:

A. for “damages to real or personal property or personal injury to any third party resulting from the negligence of Consultant, its employees, or its agents;” or,

b. for any breach of any obligations, duties or covenants of Corporation under this Contract or “transactions” related to it.  

INSURANCE:

Consultant shall not commence performance of services until Consultant has obtained, “at its sole cost and expense,” all insurance required under this Section and until such insurance has been approved by the Corporation. Consultant shall not allow any approved subcontractor to commence work on a subcontract “until all similar insurance required of the subcontractor” has been obtained and approved. Consultant agrees to purchase and maintain in full force and affect the following insurance policies:

Consultant waives any right of recovery against Corporation and the Customer or against the officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives of Corporation and the Customer for loss of or damage to Consultant or its property or the property of others under Consultant’s control, where such loss or damage is “insured against under any insurance policy” in force at the time of such loss or damage. Consultant shall, upon obtaining the insurance policies required hereunder, give notice to the insurance carriers that the foregoing waiver of subrogation is contained in this Contract.  

SEVERABILITY

If any term, covenant, condition or provision of this Contract is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, void, or unenforceable, the remainder of the provisions of this Contract shall remain in full force and effect and shall in no way be affected, impaired, or invalidated.

CONTRACT GOVERNED BY LAW OF STATE OF CALIFORNIA:

This Contract and its performance and all suits and special proceedings under this Contract shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California. In any action, special proceeding, or other proceeding that may be brought arising out of, under, or because of this Contract, the laws of the State of California shall be applicable and shall govern to the “exclusion of the law” of any other forum, without regard to the jurisdiction in which the action or special proceeding may be instituted.  

ACCESS TO FACILITIES, COMPUTER SYSTEMS AND ELECTRONIC DATA

Consultant, its employees, agents and subcontractors, “will be granted access to Corporation and/or Customer facilities, computer systems and electronic data only” in compliance with Corporation’s and Customer’s standard administrative and security requirements, including processes for registering and wearing identification badges, and only for the purpose of carrying out Consultant’s obligations hereunder. Access to such facilities, computer systems and electronic data may be restricted to the hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm local time on weekdays.

Access to such facilities, computer systems and electronic data outside those standard hours must be approved in advance by Corporation or Customer. Consultant shall have no tenancy, or other property or other rights in such facilities, computer systems and electronic data.

Each of Consultant’s regularly assigned personnel will be issued Corporation’s standard vendor identification badge that must be worn at all times while performing services at Corporation and/or Customer facilities. All other Consultant personnel and representatives requiring access to Corporation and/or Customer facilities must register with the main entrance receptionist and will be issued a visitor badge that must be worn while in the facility.

Corporation will, if necessary, provide Consultant a virtual private network that is limited to the computer system(s)” requiring remote support, said access to be in accordance with Corporation’s access protocol and security requirements, as follows:

Airborne Biometrics Group Contract  – San Diego Data Processing Corporation:

San Diego Data Processing Corporation

is a public agency organized as a California nonprofit public benefit corporation established June l5, 1979, by the City of San Diego, to provide data processing and telecommunications services to the City and “other governmental organizations.”

DPC is qualified under Section 501©(3) of the Internal Revenue Cede and is considered a Wholly-owned instrumentality of a political subdivision of a state. DPC is operated by an independent Board of Directors appointed by the City of San Diego acting through its City Council.  

Automated Regional Justice Information System ARJIS was created as a joint powers agency in share information. among justice agencies throughout San Diego and Imperial Counties, California. IS has evolved into a complex crirninal justice enterprise network used by more than 80 local, state and federal agencies in the two California counties that border Mexico.

The “secure intranet” integrates more than 6,000 workstations throughout the 4,265 square miles of San Diego County. There are more than 1,000 authorized users of that generate more than 35,000 transactions daily.

FaceFirst Advanced Facial Recognition Technology

Automated Regional Justice Information System (ARJIS) is used for tactical analysis, investigations, statistical information and crime analysis. The ARJIS governance structure promotes data sharing and cooperation at all levels for member agencies, from chiefs to officers to technical staff.

ARJ IS is a division of SANDAG (the San Diego Association of Governments) which enhances opportunities at the federal and state level by providing advocacy services and funding opportunities.  

Objective ARJIS currently uses the following three (3) data sources for facial images to make suspect comparisons:

The IS Cal—Photo database contained within the domain; The San Diego County Sheriffs system that may be available through the domain via web service; and, FaceMatch enrollment system.

The primary objective of this RF is to award a consulting services contract to a qualified application development firm with facial recognition technology experience (“Vendor”) to create a mobile solution for police officers in the field to assist them in identifying persons who are not in possession of identification documents. It is expected that the Vendor will develop:

1) a back-end process to handle the apprehending off1cer’s submitted images;

2) interfaces to the three (3) data sources listed above; and,

3) a mobile image comparison application to be used by the apprehending officer to assist with identifying the person of interest.  

Read full document here: Continue to website https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/748051-05-airborne-biometrics-contract-4500051341-with.html

 

San Diego Data Processing Corporation Contract For Consulting Services With Airborne Biometrics Group , INC.

Contract Documents: 4500051341 

Title Date Description Document Category Related Issues Filename
07 – facefirst contract 4500051341 amend01 with exhibit c Thursday, November 7, 2013 Biometrics 07_-_facefirst_contract_4500051341_amend01_with_exhibit_c.pdf
08 – facefirst trial product services agreement fully executed Thursday, November 7, 2013 Biometrics 08_-_facefirst_trial_product_services

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Replacement Site

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The new site includes a subscription service so that you can be notified of crimes every 24 hours.

For more information and to access the new site, please go to http://www.crimemapping.com or

Crime Mapping – Building Safer Communities!

San Diego County Regional Crime MAPS

Replacement Site

ARJIS has implemented a new public crime mapping application.
The new site includes a subscription service so that you can be notified of crimes every 24 hours.

For more information and to access the new site, please go to http://www.crimemapping.com or

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