Uber data

Adam Vaccaro filed this request with the Press Office of Boston, MA .
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From: Adam Vaccaro

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I hereby request the following records:

Documents shared by transportation technology company Uber with the City of Boston, dating back to January, 2015, as part of a municipal data-sharing agreement struck between the company and the city in January.

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 fees cannot be waived, 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 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Adam Vaccaro

From: Press Office

Good morning,

Please consider this email confirmation of receipt.

Thanks,
Press Office

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Press Office of Mayor Martin J. Walsh

617-635-4461

www.cityofboston.gov/news

*​**Notice*:

This email is subject to MGL: Chpt.66, Sec.10 Public Records Law.
<http://www.malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleX/Chapter66/Section10>

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 18, 2015. 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.

From: Press Office

Good morning,

Please consider this email a response to your records request for the
following:

- Documents shared by transportation technology company Uber with the City
of Boston, dating back to January, 2015, as part of a municipal
data-sharing agreement struck between the company and the city in January.

The data that has been provided to the City of Boston by Uber is exempt
from disclosure pursuant to M.G.L. c. 4, sec. 7(26)(g) of the Massachusetts
Public Records Law. The records constitute Uber’s trade secrets or
commercial or financial information voluntarily provided to the City for
use in developing governmental policy and upon a promise of
confidentiality.

Under the Massachusetts Public Records Law, it is your right to seek
redress through the administrative process provided by the Office of the
Supervisor of Public Records, Office of the Secretary of State.

Thank you,
Press Office

--

Press Office of Mayor Martin J. Walsh

617-635-4461

www.cityofboston.gov/news

*​**Notice*:

This email is subject to MGL: Chpt.66, Sec.10 Public Records Law.
<http://www.malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleX/Chapter66/Section10>

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 18, 2015. 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.

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