Report 2019-118 Recommendation 37 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 #37 To: Marin County Sheriff's Department
To ensure that ALPR system access is limited to agency staff who have a need and a right to use ALPR data, by August 2020, Marin should develop and implement procedures for granting and managing user accounts that include, but are not limited to, requiring that supervisors must approve accounts for users, providing training to users before granting accounts, suspending users after defined periods of inactivity, and requiring regular refresher training for active users and training for users before reactivating previously inactive accounts. Marin should also ensure that it has procedures in place to deactivate an account immediately for an account holder who separates from the agency or who no longer needs a user account.
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.
- Completion Date: November 2020
- Response Date: February 2021
California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Partially Implemented
Marin has not addressed all aspects of the recommendation. Its current policy omits mention of supervisor approval, user training, and user refresher training.
- Auditee did not substantiate its claim of full implementation
- Auditee did not address all aspects of the recommendation
60-Day Agency Response
Marin did not provide a 60-day response.
- Estimated Completion Date: unknown
- Response Date: April 2020
California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Pending
All Recommendations in 2019-118
Agency responses received are posted verbatim.