Dear Department of Home Affairs,

M5 countries share anonymous fingerprints with their partners. 1) Please clarify which data elements are shared automatically when there is a positive match. 2) Please provide screens displayed for Australian caseworkers for a positive match (Australia initiated queries).

Yours faithfully,

Sumsi Timonda

Department of Home Affairs

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FOI Request:         FA 21/05/00289

File Number:          OBJ2021/13763 

Dear Sumsi Timonda

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request

I refer to your correspondence received on 5 May 2021 seeking access to
documents held by the Department of Home Affairs (the Department) under
the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act).

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You have requested access to the following:

M5 countries share anonymous fingerprints with their partners. 1) Please
clarify which data elements are shared automatically when there is a
positive match. 2) Please provide screens displayed for Australian
caseworkers for a positive match (Australia initiated queries).

Your request was received by the Department on 5 May 2021 and has been
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Dear Department of Home Affairs,

 

M5 countries share anonymous fingerprints with their partners. 1) Please
clarify which data elements are shared automatically when there is a
positive match. 2) Please provide screens displayed for Australian
caseworkers for a positive match (Australia initiated queries).

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Sumsi Timonda

 

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Our Reference: FA 21/05/000289

File Reference: OBJ2021/13763

 

Dear Sumsi Timonda

Request for Extension of Time under section 15AA

I refer to your request received on 05 May 2021 for access to documents
under the FOI Act. The current due date for your request is 04 June
2021. The scope of your request is as follows:

 

M5 countries share anonymous fingerprints with their partners.

 

1) Please clarify which data elements are shared automatically when there
is a positive match.

 

2) Please provide screens displayed for Australian caseworkers for a
positive match (Australia initiated queries).

 

In order for the Department to complete  the decision making and
consultation process in relation to the documents that fall within the
scope of your request, the Department will require additional time to
process your request.

The Department seeks your agreement under section 15AA of the FOI Act to
extend the timeframe for the processing of your request by 30 days. This
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It would assist the Department in managing its FOI caseload if you could
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Dear Sumsi

 

FOI request FA 21/05/00289

 

I refer to your FOI request received on 5 May 2021, seeking access to the
following:

M5 countries share anonymous fingerprints with their partners. 1) Please
clarify which data elements are shared automatically when there is a
positive match. 2) Please provide screens displayed for Australian
caseworkers for a positive match (Australia initiated queries).

 

The Department has made a decision on this request. Please find attached
the decision record and documents released under the FOI Act.

 

This request has now been closed.

 

Yours sincerely 

 

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Position no. 60120965   

Freedom of Information

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Strategy & Law Enforcement Group

Department of Home Affairs | Email: [1][Department of Home Affairs request email]

 

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