Law Enforcement Information Sharing

Charlie Yeung made this Freedom of Information request to Hong Kong Police Force Operations Wing

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Dear Hong Kong Police Force Operations Wing,

Please provide information on how the police shares information internally (i.e. across departments and between offices). What policies govern the internal sharing of information? What information sharing systems or processes are used?

For example, how does the police share: criminal history records, law enforcement incident reports, records of judicial actions and decisions, and watch lists of known and suspected terrorists?

Yours faithfully,

Charlie

Hong Kong Police Force Operations Wing

I am out of the office until 2021/01/21.

For urgent matters, please forward the mail to EO OPS Ms Mandy Ching for
attention or contact her at 2860 2181. Thank you.

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Hong Kong Police Force Operations Wing

Dear Charlie,

        On 20 January 2021, you requested vide email to obtain from the
Hong Kong Police Force about police's internal information sharing system
under the Code on Access to Information ("the Code").  

2.        We regret that the information under request cannot be disclosed
in accordance with paragraph 2.1 of the Code for the reason set out at
paragraph 2.6(e) therein, i.e. we cannot disclose information that would
harm or prejudice the prevention, investigation and detection of crime and
offences, the apprehension or prosecution of offenders, or the security of
any detention facility or prison.

3.        If you have any enquiries, please contact the undersigned at
2860 2889.   Thank you.

Regards,
(Sandy LEUNG)
EO PG Information Systems 3
for Commissioner of Police

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"Charlie Yeung" To: "FOI requests at Hong
<[FOI #557 email]> Kong Police Force
Operations Wing"
<[Hong Kong Police Force Operations Wing request email]>
  2021/01/20 13:51 Cc:
Subject: Freedom of Information
request - Law
Reference: Enforcement Information
Sharing

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Dear Hong Kong Police Force Operations Wing,

Please provide information on how the police shares information internally
(i.e. across departments and between offices). What policies govern the
internal sharing of information? What information sharing systems or
processes are used?

For example, how does the police share: criminal history records, law
enforcement incident reports, records of judicial actions and decisions,
and watch lists of known and suspected terrorists?

Yours faithfully,

Charlie

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Dear Hong Kong Police Force Operations Wing,

Thank you for your message.

Please could you confirm generally whether or not the HKPF engages in any systematic or automated forms of information sharing (without disclosing the particulars of any such processes)? There is no actual or reasonable expectation of harm in this disclosure (of which is in the public interest).

On the same basis, please could you confirm whether or not the HKPF uses a system that converts handwritten police statements into text searchable formats (Optical Character Recognition) which is used by many law enforcement agencies globally.

Yours faithfully,

Charlie

Hong Kong Police Force Operations Wing

I am out of the office until 2021/02/01.

For urgent matters, please forward the mail to EO OPS Ms Mandy Ching for
attention or contact her at 2860 2181. Thank you.

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Hong Kong Police Force Operations Wing

Dear Charlie,

        On 29 January 2021, you requested vide email to obtain from Hong
Kong Police Force about police's internal information sharing system under
the Code on Access to Information ("the Code").  

2.        We regret that the information under request cannot be disclosed
in accordance with paragraph 2.1 of the Code for the reason set out at
paragraph 2.6(e) therein, i.e. we cannot disclose information that would
harm or prejudice the prevention, investigation and detection of crime and
offences, the apprehension or prosecution of offenders, or the security of
any detention facility or prison.

3.        If you have any enquiries, please contact the undersigned at
2860 2889.   Thank you.

Regards,
(Sandy LEUNG)
EO PG Information Systems 3
for Commissioner of Police

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"Charlie Yeung" To: "FOI requests at Hong
<[FOI #557 email]> Kong Police Force
Operations Wing"
<[Hong Kong Police Force Operations Wing request email]>
  2021/01/29 11:47 Cc:
Subject: Re: Fw: [RESTRICTED]
Fw: Freedom of
Reference: Information request -
Law Enforcement
Information Sharing

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Dear Hong Kong Police Force Operations Wing,

Please provide information on how the police shares information internally
(i.e. across departments and between offices). What policies govern the
internal sharing of information? What information sharing systems or
processes are used?

For example, how does the police share: criminal history records, law
enforcement incident reports, records of judicial actions and decisions,
and watch lists of known and suspected terrorists?

Yours faithfully,

Charlie

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