Surveillance software

Joseph Angier filed this request with the Department of Justice of California.
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From: Joseph Angier

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California's Sunshine Amendment (Cal. Const. Art. I, ยง 3(b)), I hereby request the following records:

We would like to find out which California state and local law enforcement agencies have acquired surveillance / investigative software tools (often called "malware") from any provider, including, but not limited to, 'Finfisher' (UK-based) or 'The Hacking Team' (Italy-based).

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 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.


Joseph Angier

From: Dwayne Freeman

Good Afternoon,

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To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on June 30, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.