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The force, as a public authority, must publish various classes of information in our Disclosure Log. Here are the FOI requests and responses we have made since 1 April 2016. Older responses made prior to that date are also available in a different format.

Shanaz Network (753.2019-20)

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I am writing to obtain documents and emails pertaining to the Shanaz Network.   A report (https://www.west-midlands.police.uk/wmpe…) indicated that Shanaz operated in the across the UK, and that a national guidance document on Shanaz was created and distributed to all police forces. This was a ‘best practice’ document. A previous request (https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/project_shanaz) indicated that persons […]

IMSI catchers (738.2019-20)

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1) Whether your police force operates IMSI catchers, sometimes referred to as StingRay devices or IMSI grabbers. If the force does operate IMSI captures, 2) how many are owned and operated by the Force? 3) What regulations or guidance does the have to avoid misuse or outline the correct use of the devices? 4) How […]

Facial Recognition (249.2018-19)

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Regarding facial image data and facial recognition technology:   – Does the Force have a stored database of facial images? – How many images are currently on the database? – Please provide statistics on how many of the images appear to be people belonging to black and ethnic minority groups, if known – For each […]