|High Tech Crime Consortium ListServ
|Aug. 8, 2020
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Georgia Open 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 3 business days, as the statute requires.
We have queried our system in search of records responsive to this request and have located potentially responsive documents. Fees associated with this request are based on the time it takes to complete the request which includes, but is not limited to, the initial scan of the universe of documents, eliminating unrelated documents, reviewing and redacting the identified records pursuant to the exceptions in O.C.G.A. §50-18-72(a), and combining documents into a single electronic format that is easily readable and shareable, etc.
The fee calculation is based on time and experience level of the administrative staff and attorneys doing the work. We will always opt for the lowest experience level required to adequately perform the work when fulfilling requests. As you may know, it is difficult to provide a cost estimate because of the varying issues that may arise when working on different requests. That being said, I would estimate it may cost anywhere between $141.50 - $182.25, with the understanding that the cost could fall outside this range. I will notify you if I feel that the cost is going to exceed the upper limit of that range when we continue working on this.
We will wait to hear back from you, confirming if these charges are acceptable and that you would like to proceed before we continue your request. In terms of timeframe, I hope to get you the responsive documents within 3 weeks from your acceptance of terms.
[Georgia Department of Law]<http://law.ga.gov/>
Paralegal - Open Records Officer
Office of Attorney General Chris Carr
Solicitor General Unit
Georgia Department of Law
40 Capitol Square SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30334