Angie Carter Emails With Organic Industry

Stephan Neidenbach filed this request with the Iowa State University of Iowa.


From: Stephan Neidenbach

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Iowa Open Records Law (Code Chapter 22), I hereby request the following records:

Any emails to or from Angie Carter, Department of Sociology, that contain any of the following terms in any field; "stonyfield", "unfi","naturespath","ccof","whitewave","wholefoods","organicvalley","horizondairy","mercola","globaljustice", "vandana","navdanya",or "bronners" from January 1, 2015 to February 14, 2016

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 business days, as the statute requires.


Stephan Neidenbach

From: Deangelo, Paula [U CSL]

Dear Mr. Neidenbach,

Your request made pursuant to the Iowa Open Records Law has been sent to my attention.

Angie Carter was a student at Iowa State University. Emails of a student belong the student and not to ISU; consequently they are not "public records" under the Iowa Open Records Law. Moreover, if student emails were deemed to be "public records", the emails would be treated as confidential under Section 22.7(1) of the Iowa Code and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.

Paula K. DeAngelo
Associate Counsel
Iowa State University
3550 Beardshear Hall
Ames, Iowa 50011-2045

From: Stephan Neidenbach

My apologies then. I was confused by her ISU web page that mentioned her teaching Environmental Sociology. Thank you got getting back to me.

Stephan Neidenbach