Details regarding cloud storage of bodycam footage

P Seurre made this Freedom of Information request to Greater Manchester Police

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Dear Greater Manchester Police,

I note from the following article that you plan to equip your officers with body cams and that the footage from said body cams will the stored by an unnamed 3rd party for at least a month.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/05/17/...

Please provide the following information:

- The identity of the 3rd party contracted to store the footage.
- A copy of any agreements between GMP and that organisation that details:
--- how the data will be stored,
--- under what circumstances it will be kept or destroyed,
--- who has the authority within the 3rd party to access or view this material and
--- how this footage will be protected from unauthorised access

Yours faithfully,

P Seurre

jessemoore left an annotation ()

Some or all of the information requested is publicly available under the G-Cloud Framework. Which is a unclassified index of Cloud Services available for the Government to procure.

http://www.prnewswire.co.uk/news-release...

P Seurre left an annotation ()

If Taser is the one providing the service then this raises other more troubling questions. For one thing evidence.com points to a server in the US. In addition Taser is based in the US and therefore presumably subject to US law.

It's entirely possible that the US government could demand access to the data held on behalf of GMP and GMP would not even be allowed to know that the demand had been made, much less be given an opportunity to contest it.

If Safe Harbour no longer exists and privacy shield is a joke then what justification could be used for using non-UK companies when it comes to purchasing this sort of service?

P Seurre left an annotation ()

Interestingly the questions asked of potential suppliers before they're allowed to have anything to do with the G Cloud appears to still refer to safe harbo(u)r.

Greater Manchester Police

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Dear P Seurre,

Please see attached response.

Regards

Caroline

Caroline Barker
Information Compliance and Records Management Unit
Information Services Branch - Business Operations
Greater Manchester Police
c/o Openshaw Complex, Lawton Street, Manchester M11 2NS

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Dear Greater Manchester Police,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Greater Manchester Police's handling of my FOI request 'Details regarding cloud storage of bodycam footage'.

I asked for a copy of any agreement that included the details specified in the original request, not just the details themselves. I accept that whoever dealt with my original request was trying to be helpful, but this was still not what I was asking for.

In addition annotations to this request viewable on whatdotheyknow.com seem to suggest that Taser has been awarded the contract to deal with body worn video, and that they subsequently subcontracted the storage to Skyscape.

I had asked who had been contracted to deal with the storage. Surely in this case then that would be Taser, since their choice to subsequently subcontract it to another organisation would be beside the point and not relevant to the initial inquiry? In addition some of the answers provided, while they attempt to answer the questions posed, may well end up missing details that would be present in any of the agreements that have been requested but not provided.

Just to be clear as possible: I would like to know who GMP are paying for their body worn video, regardless of which subcontractors that provider then chooses to use. Again, whilst I accept that an attempt has been made to be helpful in response to the initial inquiry, the answer given doesn't appear to satisfactorily deal with this question. I would like to have the identity of this organisation, and a copy of the agreements that have been previously requested.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/d...

Many thanks for your time.

Yours faithfully,

P Seurre

Greater Manchester Police

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Dear P Seurre,

In regards to the below email relating to the Body Worn Video Contract, please see amended response replacing the one I sent to you on the 08th June 2016.

Kind regards

Caroline

Caroline Barker
Information Compliance and Records Management Unit
Information Services Branch - Business Operations
Greater Manchester Police
c/o Openshaw Complex, Lawton Street, Manchester M11 2NS

External Tel: 0161 856 2532
Internal Extension: 62532
email: [email address]

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Dear Greater Manchester Police,

Thank you for the reply, however the contract does not seem to have been included in a viewable format. Adobe Acrobat can't open it, neither can any of the other built in applications, at least in anything that ends up being usable (the Reader application opens the file and displays a number of pages, except that all but the first page is blank).

Please could you resend this as a standard PDF?

Yours faithfully,

P Seurre

Greater Manchester Police

Dear P Seurre,

Not a problem, please bear with us while I arrange for the document to be saved as a PDF file.

Regards

Caroline

Caroline Barker
Information Compliance and Records Management Unit
Information Services Branch - Business Operations
Greater Manchester Police
c/o Openshaw Complex, Lawton Street, Manchester M11 2NS

External Tel: 0161 856 2532
Internal Extension: 62532
email: [email address]

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Greater Manchester Police

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Dear P Seurre,

Please see attached document saved as a PDF.

Kind regards

Caroline

Caroline Barker
Information Compliance and Records Management Unit
Information Services Branch - Business Operations
Greater Manchester Police
c/o Openshaw Complex, Lawton Street, Manchester M11 2NS

External Tel: 0161 856 2532
Internal Extension: 62532
email: [email address]

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