Report 2019-118 Recommendation 32 Responses

Report 2019-118: Automated License Plate Readers: To Better Protect Individuals' Privacy, Law Enforcement Must Increase Its Safeguards for the Data It Collects (Release Date: February 2020)

Recommendation #32 To: Marin County Sheriff's Department

To ensure that ALPR images are being shared appropriately, by August 2020, Marin should develop a process for handling ALPR image-sharing requests that includes maintaining records separate from the Vigilant system of when and with whom it shares images. The process should verify a requesting agency's law enforcement purpose for obtaining the images and consider the requesting agency's need for the images. The process should be documented in Marin's ALPR policy and/or procedures.

6-Month Agency Response

A separate database has been created to document sharing requests. The list of current shares are documented as legacy and reviewed as we will not have a date as to when that share started. Accounts that could not be identified as law enforcement or did not seem to have a need to know have been removed.

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Fully Implemented

All Recommendations in 2019-118

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.