Geofence california (Office of the Attorney General - California)

Johana Bhuiyan filed this request with the Office of the Attorney General - California of California.
Multi Request Geofence california
Due Sept. 17, 2021
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Johana Bhuiyan

To Whom It May Concern:

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

I am seeking all geofence search warrants -- or search warrants that order companies to identify users based on their location history who may have been in a certain place in a certain time frame -- as well as any applications for geofence search warrants, cancellations, and authorization for geofence search warrants between 2018 to the date of processing this request. For each, please provide the following points of record:

Full Name of requester
If arrest, arrest ID (eg some cities/states use, "Incident Report")
Reason(s) for search warrant (typically either hand-written, or checkboxes)
Badge ID (or similar) of requester
District/Unit
Name of Judge
Name of approving officer
Which company the search warrant sought the information from
Whether the company complied
How many users of that company's service the warrant impacted
Whether an Arrest happened
Requested location of search warrant
Location of search warrant execution
Statements used to justify search warrant
Time and date when search warrant was submitted for approval
Time and date when search warrant was executed
Whether anything was seized
Whether anything was found
Whether FBI involved
ID associated with FBI document (eg, IR #)
Whether search warrant was cancelled

The records responsive to this request are likely available in a database, or in some query-able format. If your department or agency does not have direct access to the records, please raise to the respective department that can run queries directly (eg, through SQL).

Should your agency not have all of the requested records within a single record or document, please provide me the relevant documents that do, even if that requires more than one class of document. Should some of the records be unavailable, please let me know ahead of time so that we can narrow the request accordingly.

As the records responsive to this request are imperative for understanding how search warrants are executed, I ask that the public interest of these records be evaluated to the extent that the public's interest outweighs this request's burden.

If this request was sent to the wrong department or agency, please let me know so that I can send to the correct place.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

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 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Johana Bhuiyan

From: Office of the Attorney General - California

Dear Johana Bhuiyan:

Attached please find a response to the Public Records Act request that you submitted to the California Attorney General's Office.

Regards,

Aubain Camperi
California Department of Justice
Division of Law Enforcement

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