Report 2019-118 Recommendation 33 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 #33 To: Marin County Sheriff's Department

To minimize the privacy risk of retaining ALPR images for a long period of time, by August 2020, Marin should review the age of the ALPR images its personnel are searching for and ensure that its retention period for ALPR images is based on agency needs. Marin should reflect in its ALPR policy the updated retention period and state in its policy that it will reevaluate its retention period at least every two years.

1-Year Agency Response

The policy has been revised and/or updated. The new policy number is 429. The current policy has been provided to you via the process for submitting supporting documents.

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Fully Implemented

6-Month Agency Response

The policy has been updated to read, "The retention period for ALPR data should be reevaluated every two years."

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

60-Day Agency Response

The Marin Sheriff's Department did not provide a 60-day response.

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Pending

All Recommendations in 2019-118

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.