2018 E-mail metadata for e-mails sent between the Police Department and the Anti-Defamation League (Boston Police Department)

Leila Young filed this request with the Boston Police Department of Boston, MA.
Multi Request 2018 E-mail metadata for e-mails sent between the Police Department and the Anti-Defamation League
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From: Leila Young

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

From February 1st, 2018 to the latest available date (today's date 07/25 if possible, or the latest possible date available in the email system, as the systems are often up to a month behind / out-of-date):
E-mail metadata, including from/to addresses, date & time stamps, subject line names, and attachment names of e-mails sent between @adl.org e-mail addresses and any e-mail addresses associated with the police department to which this request is addressed.

E-mail metadata already exists as part of the IT infrastructure of any modern e-mail archiving or data retention system like Google, Datacove, etc. All are exportable, and should be deliverable in a CSV, excel, or other machine readable format.

E-mail metadata does not include the contents of the specified e-mails, thus do not need individual review for redaction.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

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.


Leila Young

From: Boston Police Department

Good Afternoon Leila:

The City of Boston has received your July 25 request for records from the
Boston Police Department. I ask that you consider narrowing your request;
the keyword you provided is common and results in a high number of records
to be reviewed. I await your response.

Yours truly,

Shawn A. Williams, Esq.

Director of Public Records

Records Access Officer

City of Boston

1 City Hall Plaza, Room 615

Boston, MA 02201



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