Social Media Monitoring policies (Florida Highway Patrol)

Emma Best filed this request with the Florida Highway Patrol of Florida.
Multi Request Social Media Monitoring policies


From: Emma Best

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Florida Sunshine Law, I hereby request the following records:

Copies of your Agency's social media monitoring policies and guidelines, as well as any assessments of its privacy or legal implications.

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the Internet Archive and MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.

As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.

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 business days.


Emma Best

From: Florida Highway Patrol

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From: Florida Highway Patrol

FHP_15.02_-_Social_Media.pdf (
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Dear Ms. Emma Best, Thank you again for contacting the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. With regard to your public records request Ref. # P237588-071018, y ou substantially sought the following records: "Social Media Monitoring policies (Florida Highway Patrol), copies of your Agency's social media monitoring policies and guidelines, as well as any assessments of its privacy or legal implications."
Attached is a copy of the records you requested. Accordingly, public records request Ref. # P237588-071018 is CLOSED.
Respectfully yours,
Working to Make A SAFER FLORIDA