Public officials' social media retention policies

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Police of Bartlett, IL.


From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (5 ILCS 140/1 to 11), I hereby request the following records:

- Absolutely any and all policies and procedures related to the use and retention of postings, comments, and direct messages by any social media page officially associated with this agency or a public official in its employ

- Absolutely any and all policies related to the retention of public officials' social media content related to public government business. Please include any such policies for Facebook, Twitter, Nextdoor, or any other social media platforms, including policies related to the retention of comments and reactions to posts, as well as direct messages and private conversations related to official business.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Beryl Lipton

From: Police

Thank you for your interest in public records of the Village of Bartlett. Your request has been received and is being processed in accordance with Freedom of Information Act (5 ILCS 140/3.1). Your request was received in this office on 1/26/2018 and given the reference number W004597-012618 for tracking purposes.

Your request will be forwarded to the relevant Village department(s) to locate the information you seek and to determine the volume and any costs associated with satisfying your request. You will be contacted about the availability and/or provided with copies of the records in question.
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From: Police

Village_-_Building_Letter_W004597-012618.doc (
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Dear Beryl Lipton,  This is in response to your Freedom of  Information request #W004597-012618.  The FOIA has been approved please go to your online FOIA account to review the records as described in the attached letter, Sincerely, Jim Plonczynski, FOIA Officer, Village of Bartlett