Commerce / Tech / State Encrypt (Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity)

Joseph Uchill filed this request with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity of Illinois.
Tracking # 2016-0042
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From: Joseph Uchill

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:

The Washington Post reports "But over the summer, momentum has grown among officials in the commerce, diplomatic, trade and technology agencies for a statement from the president 'strongly disavowing' a legislative mandate and supporting widespread encryption, according to senior officials and documents obtained by The Washington Post." (https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/tech-trade-agencies-push-to-disavow-law-requiring-decryption-of-phones/2015/09/16/1fca5f72-5adf-11e5-b38e-06883aacba64_story.html?postshare=9031442410909976)

I am requesting communications including emails and memoranda and presentations since March of 2015 discussing the debate over encryption backdoors.

A good set of search terms to find these documents would be anything that mixes a term from "list A" below with a term from "list B:"

A: encryption, crypto, encrypt, cryptography, pgp, gpg, AES256
B: Apple, Google, default, backdoor, back door, frontdoor, front door, comey, NSA, FBI, law enforcement, Comey, Clapper, Johnson, intelligence, warrant

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 fees cannot be waived, 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,

Joseph Uchill

From: Thornton, Acacia

Mr. Uchill

Thank you for your recent FOIA request; the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity is in receipt of your request on September 23, 2015.

In order to being processing your request we will require additional information. Could you please give me a call at the number below at your earliest convenience to discuss?

Thank you,

Acacia Thornton
Legal Counsel & FOIA Officer
General Counsel’s Office
Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity
312.814.2384
Acacia.Thornton@Illinois.gov<mailto:Acacia.Thornton@Illinois.gov>
www.illinois.gov/dceo<http://www.illinois.gov/dceo>

From: CEO.Commerce.FOIA

Mr. Uchill, Please see attached letter regarding your FOIA request.

Thank you,

Acacia Thornton
Legal Counsel & FOIA Officer
General Counsel's Office
Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity
312.814.2384
Acacia.Thornton@Illinois.gov<mailto:Acacia.Thornton@Illinois.gov>
www.illinois.gov/dceo<http://www.illinois.gov/dceo>

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