High Tech Crime Consortium ListServ (Fremont Police Department)

Emma North-Best filed this request with the Fremont Police Department of Fremont, CA.
Multi Request High Tech Crime Consortium ListServ


From: Emma North-Best

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Copies of emails sent to, from, or through the High Tech Crime Consortium ListServ. The emails may be identified by having one or more of the following:

* A sender with a display name of either "High Tech Crime Consortium Listserv" or "High Tech Crime Consortium"
* A subject containing either "HTCC" or "[HTCC]"
* Sent to or from an email address containing "htcc" or hightechcrimecops.org

You may limit this request to records generated between April 1, 1998 and the date of the processing of this request.

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 in outlets such as Gizmodo, MuckRock, Motherboard, Property of the People, Unicorn Riot, and The Outline, among others. 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 library Internet Archive and the journalist non-profit 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.

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.


Emma Best

From: Fremont Police Department

Good afternoon,
On behalf of Senior Deputy City Attorney Bronwen Lacey, please find attached her response to your Public Records Act request received August 10, 2020.

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Lacey at blacey@fremont.gov<mailto:blacey@fremont.gov>.

Thank you,

Elaine Roche
City of Fremont
PO Box 5006
3300 Capitol Avenue
Fremont, CA 94538

  • Best of Muckrock response letter FPD High Tech Crime Consortium ListServ 08102020

  • Best of Muckrock responsive document FPD High Tech Crime Consortium ListServ 08102020

From: Emma North-Best

No records requested were "gathered as part of an individual criminal investigation case file or intelligence file." No records I requested were contrary to the public interest, and your claims to the contrary are prima facie absurd due to the nature of the NON-POLICE records requested. No records requested were copyrighted or considered attorney-client privilege (the mere presence of something on the ListServ would waive attorney-client privilege).

From: Fremont Police Department

Good afternoon,
All responsive documents were provided on August 18, 2020. No additional request for records was provided in your August 20, 2020 email. Therefore, the City did not provide a further response.
Bronwen Lacey
Sr. Deputy City Attorney



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    Best of Muckrock responsive document FPD High Tech Crime Consortium ListServ 08102020

  • 08/18/2020

    Best of Muckrock response letter FPD High Tech Crime Consortium ListServ 08102020