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|Multi Request||Social Media Monitoring policies|
|Submitted||July 8, 2018|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act., 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 5 business days, as the statute requires.
Ms. Emma Best
Re: FOIR #18-1988
Dear Ms. Best:
Thank you for writing the Illinois State Police with your request for
information pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, 5 ILCS
140/1 et seq. On July 9, 2018, we received your request for the
following: agency's social media monitoring policies and guidelines, as
well as any assessments of its privacy or legal implications.
The Illinois State Police Freedom of Information Officer, Erin Davis, is
granting your request in part and denying your request in part.
The portion of your request "Copies of your Agency's social media
monitoring policies and guidelines" is granted. Your document is attached
The portion of your request "as well as any assessments of its privacy or
legal implications" has been denied. The reasons for the denial is as
5 ILCS 140/7(m) - Communications between a public body and an attorney or
auditor representing the public body that would not be subject to
discovery in litigation, and materials prepared or compiled by or for a
public body in anticipation of a criminal, civil or administrative
proceeding upon the request of an attorney advising the public body, and
materials prepared or compiled with respect to internal audits of public
bodies. What you have requested ("assessments of privacy or legal
implications") amounts to legal opinions which are exempt from inspection
You have the right to have the denial of your request reviewed by the
Public Access Counselor (PAC) at the Office of the Attorney General (5
ILCS 140/9.5(a)). You can file your Request for Review with the PAC by
Public Access Counselor
Office of the Attorney General
500 South 2nd Street
Springfield, Illinois 62706
Fax: (217) 782-1396
If you choose to file a Request for Review with the PAC, you must do so
within 60 calendar days of the date of this denial letter (5 ILCS
140/9.5(a)). Please note that you must include a copy of your original
FOIA request and this denial letter when filing a Request for Review with
You also have the right to seek judicial review of your denial by filing a
lawsuit in the State circuit court (5 ILCS 140/11).
Freedom of Information Officer
801 S. Seventh St., Suite 1000-S
Springfield, Illinois 62703
I am appealing the integrity of the withholding.