Request for email metadata (Office of the Governor - Alaska)

Matt Chapman filed this request with the Office of the Governor - Alaska of Alaska.
Due April 17, 2018
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Matt Chapman

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Alaska Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

For all non-personal emails accounts in use by the governor and its staff, please provide me the following information for all emails sent and received between March 5 2018 and March 9, 2018.

1. From address
2. To address
3. bcc addresses
4. cc addresses
5. Time
6. Date

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.


Matt Chapman

From: Office of the Governor - Alaska

Thank you for your inquiry. I need to speak to the requestor for clarification and to discuss associated fees. Please contact our office at the number below.

Angela Hull
Director of Correspondence and Constituent Services
Office of Governor Bill Walker

From: Matt Chapman

Hi -

Thank you again for spending the time discussing this request with me earlier. Over the call, you mentioned that no lists can be made, but that emails themselves can be made available upon narrowing of this request in PDF format.

While the records that I am requesting are discrete and electronically separated from their respective emails, it was mentioned that the historical process of extracting email information still requires the review from a security team, which complicates release determination. If possible, and following Alaska Open Records laws, I would like to ask that this request be sent to that team for further review. Should they need any technical documentation to show that each metadata record is a discrete record, please let me know.

That said, if after their review (or not), this request is still interpreted as a request for the creation of a list, I would like that my request be narrowed down to the following individuals (based on + Bill Walker):

Bill Walker
Scott Kendall
John Hozey
Grace Jang
Claire Richardson
Barbara Blake
Nikoosh Carlo
Craig Fleener
Gerad Godfrey
John Hendrix
John Crowther
Sarah Heath
John-Henry Heckendorn
Angela Hull
Shelley James
Shirley Marquardt
Darwin Peterson
Pat Pitney
Melissa Stepovich

As discussed, the responsive records would then be sent as PDFs of the emails themselves, where the metadata that I am requesting is included as header information.

Please let me know if you have any questions, or if anything is unclear.

Thank you in advance -
Matt Chapman

From: Matt Chapman

Hi - has there been any new progress on this request?

Thank you in advance -
Matt Chapman