Update on the operational status of NICE Suspect Search 'Persons of Interest' surveillance camera biometric tracking system

Pippa King made this Freedom of Information request to Glasgow City Council

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Dear Glasgow City Council,

Under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 please could you advise the
following:

1. If operational use of Suspect Search has commenced,
a) please advise when operational use of Suspect Search commenced
b) how many individuals have been tracked or identified?
c) please advise how many times has an operator/s elected to run the Suspect Search
programme, please provide dates and reason it was running?
d) please advise the reasons why individuals have been tracked. i.e. missing persons,
criminal suspect, etc., and the outcomes of any searches done.

2. If it has not yet commenced,
a) please advise a date that operational use Suspect Search is planned
b) please advise a reason why it has not commenced yet

3. Please advise the number of cameras Suspect Search is configured on or whether it is
still 70 as per your last reply on 9th August 2018.

4. Please provide any written guidance issued to staff on how and when to use the system,
the criteria given to start searching for a person, how and where to track them, etc.

5. Please provide the Privacy Impact Assessment for Suspect Search if it has been completed. If it has not been completed please advise if there is an expected completion data and when that will be.

6. Please provide a copy of any evaluation programme for Suspect Search as part of the ongoing, overall evaluation of the Future City Glasgow Programme if this has been carried out.

Some parts of this request may be easier to answer than others and, in such case, please could you release available data as soon as possible rather than delay the entire request.

If you are not fully certain of what it is I am asking then I look forward to contact from you as soon as possible to clarify what it is I am requesting in order to meet your obligations under the law.

If the costs of processing this request exceed the limit in the Act, please advise on what information you are able to supply within the cost limit

Yours faithfully,

Pippa King

Dear Glasgow City Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Glasgow City Council's handling of my FOI request 'Update on the operational status of NICE Suspect Search 'Persons of Interest' surveillance camera biometric tracking system' as the request is overdue.

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

Thank you for your time on this.

Yours faithfully,

Pippa King

Dear Glasgow City Council,

There has been no response to my initial Freedom of Information request of 10th November 2018 https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/u... or my internal review request of 27th December 2018 https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/u....

Please could you advise by return when I may get a reply to my requests.

Yours faithfully,

Pippa King

Customer Care Centre, Glasgow City Council

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Dear Customer Care Centre,

This is not a New Service Request. Please advise when I may get my information by return or supply the information by return. If I have not had any communication from you within 48 hours I unfortunately feel that the only way to resolve this is through the Scottish Information Commissioner.

Yours sincerely,

Pippa King

Customer Care Centre, Glasgow City Council

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FOI_CEDReviews, Glasgow City Council

OFFICIAL

Dear Ms King

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002
REQUEST FOR INFORMATION - REVIEW

Thank you for contacting Glasgow City Council.

We acknowledge receipt of your recent correspondence dated 4th February 2018 requesting that the Council reviews its handling of your request for information in terms of the above Act.

We confirm that we are reviewing your request and shall notify you of the result within 20 working days of receipt of your request.

Yours sincerely

TIMESCALE REVIEWS
Information & Data Protection Team
Chief Executive’s Department
Glasgow City Council

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Dear FOI_CEDReviews,

Ref: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/u...

By the time 20 working days have passed it will be three and a half months since my initial request on the 16th November 2018. Unfortunately in this instance, as this is not the first time the council has been delayed in requests form myself, I feel that the ICO's intervention may be needed and I shall contact them on this issue.

Yours sincerely,

Pippa King

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Email to Scottish Information Commissioner's Office, 7th February 2019.

Pippa King left an annotation ()

Scottish Information Commissioner's Office communicated that they will look into Glasgow City Councils lack of reply to the Freedom of Information request. I should expect a response by end March 2019.

FOI_CEDReviews, Glasgow City Council

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OFFICIAL

Dear Ms King

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION – REVIEW 6862688

 

Please find attached a response to your recent request for a review.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Information & Data Protection Team

Glasgow City Council

Chief Executive’s Department

(e) [1][email address]

 

 

OFFICIAL

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A application to review the response to Question 4 has been logged with the Scottish Information Commissioner on the 5th March 2019.

FOI Reviews, Glasgow City Council

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Dear Ms King

 

Application to the Scottish Information Commissioner

 

We refer to your FOI request (Reference: 6862688) and your subsequent
application to the Scottish Information Commissioner which focused on part
4 of your request for the following information:

 

“Please provide any written guidance issued to staff on how and when to
use the system, the criteria given to start searching for a person, how
and where to track them, etc.”

 

In its response, the Council advised you that it considered the
information to be exempt from disclosure in terms of section 35(1)(a) of
the Act.

 

Following further review into this matter, we are of the view that the
Council was incorrect to apply section 35(1)(a). Accordingly, please find
attached a copy of the information that you requested. We can confirm that
this was the only information held by the Council falling within the scope
of your request.

 

Please note, we have redacted some information contained on page 1 of the
document. This information consists of the name of a member of staff
(below leadership grade). We believe this information is exempt from
disclosure in terms of section 38(1)(b) of the Act. In our opinion,
release of this information would breach the Data Protection Principles
contained within Article 5(1) of the General Data Protection Regulation.
These require us to process personal information in a lawful, fair and
transparent manner. The individual concerned would not expect their
personal details to be released in response to an FOI request and into the
public domain.

 

We hope that this information is of assistance and we apologise for any
inconvenience caused.

 

Regards

 

 

FOI Review Team

Glasgow City Council

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Glasgow - UK Council of the Year 2015
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any attachment), please inform the sender by return email and destroy all
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permitted. Please be aware that communication by internet email is not
secure as messages can be intercepted and read by someone else. We
therefore strongly advise you not to email any information which, if
disclosed to someone else, would be likely to cause you distress. If you
have an enquiry of this nature then please write to us using the postal
system. If you choose to email this information to us there can be no
guarantee of privacy. Any email, including its content, may be monitored
and used by the council, or ALEO, for reasons of security and for
monitoring internal compliance with the office policy on staff use. Email
monitoring or blocking software is also used. Please be aware that you
have a responsibility to make sure that any email you write or forward is
within the bounds of the law. Glasgow City Council, or ALEOs, cannot
guarantee that this message or any attachment is virus free or has not
been intercepted and amended. You should perform your own virus checks.

For further information and to view the council’s Privacy Statement(s),
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[2]www.glasgow.gov.uk/privacy

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