Falcon, Boston

Caroline Haskins filed this request with the Immigration And Customs Enforcement Boston Field Office of Burlington, MA.
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From: Caroline Haskins

To Whom It May Concern:

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

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement authorities are reportedly using a Palantir app called FALCON (https://www.wnyc.org/story/palantir-directly-powers-ice-workplace-raids-emails-show/).

Therefore, I hereby request the following records from ICE's Boston Field Office:
- All emails from ICE's Boston Field Office from January 1, 2017 to present that mention Palantir's "FALCON" mobile app.
- All instructional materials, presentations and presentation materials (including recorded video and audio, PowerPoint files, prepared remarks, and slides formats), and other guidance materials on the use of Palantir's "FALCON" mobile app from ICE's Boston Field Office.
- A copy of any use policies, standard operating procedures, data retention policies, legal opinions, warranties, non-disclosure agreements, liability waivers, insurance agreements, Memorandums of Understanding, or informal agreements owned by ICE's Boston Field Office that reference Palantir's "FALCON" mobile app or otherwise guide its use.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. It will be used in the course of reporting for Motherboard, VICE’s science and technology website (www.motherboard.vice.com).

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.


Caroline Haskins


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