FinFisher (Chicago Police Department)

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the Chicago Police Department of Chicago, IL.
Tracking # PO55856
Est. Completion None
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From: Curtis Waltman

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (5 ILCS 140/1 to 11), I hereby request the following records:

Documents on the following:
-Any contracts, purchase orders, or other financial documentation produced from the acquisition of FinFisher (also known as FinSpy) made by Lench IT solutions PLC
-Policies governing the use of FinFisher
-Any available documentation about when and how FinFisher is used
-Documentation about any oversight of the use of FinFisher

Background:
FinFisher is an electronic surveillance tool used to remotely monitor suspects phones. The following article by Citizen Lab lists the United States as operating FinFisher technology. https://citizenlab.org/2013/04/for-their-eyes-only-2/

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Curtis Waltman

From: Mcnamara, Brian T.

Hi Curtis,

RE: FOIA PO55856

Please see attached letter.
We are working on your request.
Best,
Brian

Brian T. McNamara

Freedom of Information Act Officer

Chicago Police Department

Office of Legal Affairs, Unit 114

3510 South Michigan Avenue

Chicago, Il 60653

P: 312.745.5308

From: Mcnamara, Brian T.

Hi Curtis,

RE: FOIA PO55856

Please see attached response letter regarding your request.
We consider this request closed.
Best,
Brian

Brian T. McNamara

Freedom of Information Act Officer

Chicago Police Department

Office of Legal Affairs, Unit 114

3510 South Michigan Avenue

Chicago, Il 60653

P: 312.745.5308

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