|Submitted||Nov. 30, 2020|
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From: Bennett Cyphers
To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act., I hereby request the following records:
A log of all users who had access to the Passenger Vehicle Dataset acquired from Safegraph;
All manuals, training materials, presentations or other use guidance related to the use of the Passenger Vehicle Dataset acquired from Safegraph;
All documents describing privacy or security procedures or practices relating to the storage, transfer, or use of the Passenger Vehicle Dataset acquired from Safegraph;
All monthly, quarterly, and annual reports involving the use of the Passenger Vehicle Dataset acquired from Safegraph;
All requests from other local, state, or federal government agencies for use of or access to data from Safegraph;
All datasets derived from the Passenger Vehicle Dataset acquired from Safegraph.
For reference, here are contract details from the Illinois Comptroller:
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.
From: Department Of Transportation
This letter is in response to your Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request received by the Illinois Department of Transportation. We conducted a search and found no documents responsive to your request. IDOT procured the Safegraph data in order to build IL Statewide Travel Demand Model. Passenger Vehicle dataset is one of the many inputs into the Statewide Model. IDOT relies on a consultant team who has the expertise and big-data tool to process the data. IDOT staff has no direct access to the raw dataset and the dataset has never been stored on IDOT computers/servers.
If you consider anything in this response to be an unwarranted denial of your FOIA request, you have the right to submit a request for review by the Public Access Counselor (PAC) at the Office of the Illinois Attorney General to:
Public Access Counselor
Office of the Attorney General
500 South 2nd Street
Springfield, IL 62706
If you choose to submit a request for review, you must do so within 60 days after the date of this response letter. The request for review must be in writing, signed by you, and include a copy of your FOIA request and this office's response. 5 ILCS 140/9.5(a). In addition, you have the right to seek judicial review of this response. 5 ILCS 140/11(a),(b).
Illinois Department of Transportation
Office of the Chief Counsel, Room 317
2300 S. Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, IL 62764
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