Social media surveillance survey

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office of Bossier Parish, LA.
Status
Rejected

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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

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

• All records regarding the purchase of, acquisition of, installation of, subscription to, payment for, or agreements concerning software designed to access information from social media services

• Any and all contracts (as well as all associated amendments, exhibits, and materials), memorandums of understanding, and other equivalent agreements entered into by this agency with any software or equipment company providing services related to social media surveillance, including but not limited to:

• BrightPlanet
• Geofeedia
• Intrado Inc.
• LifeRaft
• Magnet Forensics
• Media Sonar
• Signal Corporation
• ZeroFOX

Responsive materials should include but not be limited to:

• the initial Invitation to Bid, Request for Proposal, or equivalent call for contractors
• the responsive materials provided by the winning bidder
• other bidder responses
• the current contract
• all exhibits
• all amendments
• all performance work statements
• all deliverables inventories
• all invoices related to the deliverance of software, services, or goods

Please also include:

• All records that contain any information about the functioning of software designed to access information from social media services that is used or has been used by this agency;
• All records regarding correspondence about or with a company that offers software designed to access information from social media services, including but not limited to all correspondence about or with the companies Brightplanet, Geofeedia, Intrado Inc, LifeRaft, Magnet Forensics, Media Sonar, Signal Corporation, and ZeroFOX;
• All policies related to the acquisition and use of social media by individual officers and representatives of this agency, including all records regarding the policies that govern access to or use of software designed to access information from social media services;
• All training materials and all records used to instruct members of your agency in the proper use of software designed to access information from social media services or of the information such software is capable of accessing;
• All records regarding the sharing with entities outside this agency of information obtained from or obtained by using software designed to access information from social media services;
• All policies related to the acquisition and use of social media surveillance software by individual officers and representatives of this agency;
• All records referencing social media profiles, comments, posts, messages, or events accessed or retained from social media services through use of software designed o access information from social media services.
• All materials related to the use of any other social media platform, including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Nextdoor, etc.

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 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From:

We have received your request dated February 10, 2018. The information you have requested is exempt from the Public Records Laws of this state inasmuch as it constitutes security procedures and techniques. We therefor respectfully decline to provide any information in response to your request.

Glenn L. Langley
Langley Parks Horton & Maxwell, LLC
401 Market St., Suite 1100
Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone (318) 383-6414
Cell (318) 458-1372
Fax (318) 383-6405

This e-mail, and any attachments thereto, is intended only for use by the addressee(s) named herein and may contain legally privileged and/or confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient of this e-mail, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this e-mail, and any attachments thereto, is strictly prohibited. If you have received this e-mail in error, please immediately notify me by telephone at 318/383-6414 and permanently delete the original and any copy or any printout thereof.

From:

Please know that I am in receipt of your recent records request, and am investigating as to our responsive information to that request.

Sgt. Neil Johnston
Risk Management/Staff Services
Office (318) 935-2077
Cell (318) 780-7239
njohnston@bossiersheriff.com<mailto:njohnston@bossiersheriff.com>

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This email, and any attachments thereto, is intended only for use by the addressee(s) named herein and may contain legally privileged and/or confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient of this email, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this fax, and any attachments thereto, is strictly prohibited.
If you have received this email in error, please immediately notify me by telephone at 318-965-2203 and permanently delete the original and any copy or any printout thereof.

From:

Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office
Louisiana Public Records Act Office
P.O. Box 850
Benton, LA 71006

March 5, 2018

This is a follow up to a previous request:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Louisiana Public Records Act request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 10, 2018. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
Upload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/bossier-parish-sheriffs-office-6620/social-media-surveillance-survey-48585/?uuid-login=c0141e18-23f0-4bf6-9f29-dee8eaea7304&email=njohnston%40bossiersheriff.com#agency-reply
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For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 48585
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.

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On Feb. 16, 2018:
Please know that I am in receipt of your recent records request, and am investigating as to our responsive information to that request.

Sgt. Neil Johnston
Risk Management/Staff Services
Office (318) 935-2077
Cell (318) 780-7239
njohnston@bossiersheriff.com<mailto:njohnston@bossiersheriff.com>

[whits badge]

This email, and any attachments thereto, is intended only for use by the addressee(s) named herein and may contain legally privileged and/or confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient of this email, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this fax, and any attachments thereto, is strictly prohibited.
If you have received this email in error, please immediately notify me by telephone at 318-965-2203 and permanently delete the original and any copy or any printout thereof.

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On Feb. 12, 2018:
We have received your request dated February 10, 2018. The information you have requested is exempt from the Public Records Laws of this state inasmuch as it constitutes security procedures and techniques. We therefor respectfully decline to provide any information in response to your request.

Glenn L. Langley
Langley Parks Horton & Maxwell, LLC
401 Market St., Suite 1100
Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone (318) 383-6414
Cell (318) 458-1372
Fax (318) 383-6405

This e-mail, and any attachments thereto, is intended only for use by the addressee(s) named herein and may contain legally privileged and/or confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient of this e-mail, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this e-mail, and any attachments thereto, is strictly prohibited. If you have received this e-mail in error, please immediately notify me by telephone at 318/383-6414 and permanently delete the original and any copy or any printout thereof.

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On Feb. 10, 2018:
To Whom It May Concern:

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

• All records regarding the purchase of, acquisition of, installation of, subscription to, payment for, or agreements concerning software designed to access information from social media services

• Any and all contracts (as well as all associated amendments, exhibits, and materials), memorandums of understanding, and other equivalent agreements entered into by this agency with any software or equipment company providing services related to social media surveillance, including but not limited to:

• BrightPlanet
• Geofeedia
• Intrado Inc.
• LifeRaft
• Magnet Forensics
• Media Sonar
• Signal Corporation
• ZeroFOX

Responsive materials should include but not be limited to:

• the initial Invitation to Bid, Request for Proposal, or equivalent call for contractors
• the responsive materials provided by the winning bidder
• other bidder responses
• the current contract
• all exhibits
• all amendments
• all performance work statements
• all deliverables inventories
• all invoices related to the deliverance of software, services, or goods

Please also include:

• All records that contain any information about the functioning of software designed to access information from social media services that is used or has been used by this agency;
• All records regarding correspondence about or with a company that offers software designed to access information from social media services, including but not limited to all correspondence about or with the companies Brightplanet, Geofeedia, Intrado Inc, LifeRaft, Magnet Forensics, Media Sonar, Signal Corporation, and ZeroFOX;
• All policies related to the acquisition and use of social media by individual officers and representatives of this agency, including all records regarding the policies that govern access to or use of software designed to access information from social media services;
• All training materials and all records used to instruct members of your agency in the proper use of software designed to access information from social media services or of the information such software is capable of accessing;
• All records regarding the sharing with entities outside this agency of information obtained from or obtained by using software designed to access information from social media services;
• All policies related to the acquisition and use of social media surveillance software by individual officers and representatives of this agency;
• All records referencing social media profiles, comments, posts, messages, or events accessed or retained from social media services through use of software designed o access information from social media services.
• All materials related to the use of any other social media platform, including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Nextdoor, etc.

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 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
Upload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/bossier-parish-sheriffs-office-6620/social-media-surveillance-survey-48585/?uuid-login=c0141e18-23f0-4bf6-9f29-dee8eaea7304&email=njohnston%40bossiersheriff.com#agency-reply
Is this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the above link to let us know.

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 48585
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.

From: Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office

Please see below a response on February 12, 2018 from Mr. Glenn Langley. Mr. Langley is the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office legal counsel.

Sgt. Neil Johnston
Risk Management/Staff Services
Office (318) 935-2077
Cell (318) 780-7239
njohnston@bossiersheriff.com<mailto:njohnston@bossiersheriff.com>

[whits badge]

This email, and any attachments thereto, is intended only for use by the addressee(s) named herein and may contain legally privileged and/or confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient of this email, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this fax, and any attachments thereto, is strictly prohibited.
If you have received this email in error, please immediately notify me by telephone at 318-965-2203 and permanently delete the original and any copy or any printout thereof.
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From: requests@muckrock.com [mailto:requests@muckrock.com]
Sent: Monday, March 05, 2018 4:03 AM
To: Neil Johnston
Cc: requests@muckrock.com
Subject: RE: Louisiana Public Records Act Request: Social media surveillance survey

Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office
Louisiana Public Records Act Office
P.O. Box 850
Benton, LA 71006

March 5, 2018

This is a follow up to a previous request:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Louisiana Public Records Act request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 10, 2018. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
Upload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/bossier-parish-sheriffs-office-6620/social-media-surveillance-survey-48585/?uuid-login=c0141e18-23f0-4bf6-9f29-dee8eaea7304&email=njohnston%40bossiersheriff.com#agency-reply
Is this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the above link to let us know.

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 48585
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.

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On Feb. 16, 2018:
Please know that I am in receipt of your recent records request, and am investigating as to our responsive information to that request.

Sgt. Neil Johnston
Risk Management/Staff Services
Office (318) 935-2077
Cell (318) 780-7239
njohnston@bossiersheriff.com<mailto:njohnston@bossiersheriff.com>

[whits badge]

This email, and any attachments thereto, is intended only for use by the addressee(s) named herein and may contain legally privileged and/or confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient of this email, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this fax, and any attachments thereto, is strictly prohibited.
If you have received this email in error, please immediately notify me by telephone at 318-965-2203 and permanently delete the original and any copy or any printout thereof.

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On Feb. 12, 2018:
We have received your request dated February 10, 2018. The information you have requested is exempt from the Public Records Laws of this state inasmuch as it constitutes security procedures and techniques. We therefor respectfully decline to provide any information in response to your request.

Glenn L. Langley
Langley Parks Horton & Maxwell, LLC
401 Market St., Suite 1100
Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone (318) 383-6414
Cell (318) 458-1372
Fax (318) 383-6405

This e-mail, and any attachments thereto, is intended only for use by the addressee(s) named herein and may contain legally privileged and/or confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient of this e-mail, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this e-mail, and any attachments thereto, is strictly prohibited. If you have received this e-mail in error, please immediately notify me by telephone at 318/383-6414 and permanently delete the original and any copy or any printout thereof.

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