Report 2019-118 Recommendation 40 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 #40 To: Marin County Sheriff's Department

To enable auditing of user access to and user queries of ALPR images, by June 2021, Marin should implement its audit plan and complete its first audit.

Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From September 2023

Marin has conducted its first audit. Supporting documentation of its findings will be send to the State Auditor's Office as requested.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Fully Implemented

1-Year Agency Response

The Marin County Sheriff's Office completed its first audit this month.

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

Marin did not substantiate that it prepared an audit plan per Recommendation 39. Further, it did not share its audit report demonstrating who reviewed the audit and who approved the results. Because Marin did not substantiate that it fully implemented this recommendation, we assessed its status as Pending.

60-Day Agency Response

Marin 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.