Dallas PD Social Media Surveillance

Aaron Cantú filed this request with the Dallas Police Department of Dallas, TX.
Tracking # 2016-01809
Est. Completion March 1, 2016
Status
Payment Required

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From: Aaron Cantú

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request a copy of all records or portions thereof pertaining to, or containing the following:

1. All records regarding the purchase of, acquisition of, installation of, subscription to, payment for, or agreements concerning software designed to access information from social media services;

2. All records that contain any information about the functioning of software designed to access information from social media services that is used or has been used by the Dallas Police Department;

3. All records regarding correspondence about or with a company that offers software designed to access information from social media services, including but not limited to all correspondence about or with the companies Brightplaent, Geofeedia, Intrado Inc, LifeRaft, Magnet Forensics, Media Sonar, Signal Corporation, and ZeroFOX;

4. All records regarding the policies that govern access to or use of software designed to access information from social media services;

5. All training materials and all records used to instruct members of your agency in the proper use of software designed to access information from social media services or of the information such software is capable of accessing;

6. All records regarding the sharing with entities outside the Dallas Police Department of information obtained from or obtained by using software designed to access information from social media services;

7. All records referencing social media profiles, comments, posts, messages, or events accessed or retained from social media services through use of software designed o access information from social media services.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public through the public information service MuckRock.com, 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 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Aaron Cantú

From: Monjaras, Aurelia


From: GRP, OpenRecordUnit

Mr. Cantu,

In order to process your request completely, please provide clarification for #7. We need to know what you are looking for, specific incidents / situations, times /dates, etc.

Please be as specific as possible.

If you have any questions please let me know.

Thank you,

Aurelia Monjaras
Office Assistant
Open Records Team
Office of the Chief of Staff
Dallas Police Department
1400 South Lamar Street | Dallas, Texas 75215
(214) 671-3148 | openrecordunit@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us<mailto:openrecordunit@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us>

OPEN RECORDS NOTICE: This e-mail and responses may be subject to Texas Open Records laws and can be disclosed to the public upon request. Please respond accordingly.

From: Aaron Cantú

Hello,

My original request numbered 7 was "All records referencing social media profiles, comments, posts, messages, or events accessed or retained from social media services through use of software designed o access information from social media services."

For further clarification, I am asking for: "All records referencing social media profiles, comments, posts, or messages, accessed or retained from social media through use of software designed to access information from social media services, between January 1 2014 and February 3, 2016."

Please let me know if you need further clarification.

Thank you,
Aaron

From: GRP, OpenRecordUnit

Thank you. I will let you know if we need anything else.

From: GRP, OpenRecordUnit

We are still working on your request which is in the review part of the process at this time. You will be sent notification just as soon as our process is complete regarding the available records and cost.

Please let us know if you have any other questions or concerns.

Thank you and have a great day!

From: GRP, OpenRecordUnit

The request you are inquiring about just came back from being reviewed by our City Attorney’s Office (standard procedure). It still needs to be reviewed in our office for any necessary redactions and prepared for release. Once our process is complete you will be sent notification regarding any available records and the cost.

If you have any other questions or concerns please let us know.

Thank you!

From: Rolfe, Latoya

See attached invoice regarding software designed to access information from social media; etc.

From: Rolfe, Latoya


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