Iowa Department of Public Safety Social Media Surveillance

Christopher Thomas filed this request with the Iowa Department of Public Safety of Iowa.
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From: Christopher Thomas

To Whom It May Concern:

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

1. All records regarding the purchase of, acquisition of, installation of, subscription to, payment for, or agreements concerning software designed to access information from social media services;

2. All records that contain any information about the functioning of software designed to access information from social media services that is used or has been used by the Iowa Department of Public Safety.

3. All records regarding correspondence about or with a company that offers software designed to access information from social media services, including but not limited to all correspondence about or with the companies Brightplaent, Geofeedia, Intrado Inc, LifeRaft, Magnet Forensics, Media Sonar, Signal Corporation, and ZeroFOX;

4. All records regarding the policies that govern access to or use of software designed to access information from social media services;

5. All training materials and all records used to instruct members of your agency in the proper use of software designed to access information from social media services or of the information such software is capable of accessing;

6. All records regarding the sharing with entities outside the Iowa Department of Public Safety of information obtained from or obtained by using software designed to access information from social media services;

7. All records referencing social media profiles, comments, posts, messages, or events accessed or retained from social media services through use of software designed to access information from social media services.

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.

Sincerely,

Christopher Thomas
Investigative Journalist, Unicorn Riot - an educational 501(c)(3) nonprofit
www.unicornriot.ninja

From: Ludwig, Nathan [DPS]

Christopher,
I am busy looking into this request.

Sergeant Nathan Ludwig *390*
Iowa State Patrol
Public Information Officer

39th Basic D.P.S. Academy
Curriculum Coordinator
Iowa Department of Public Safety
Office: 515-725-6093
Cell: 515-745-2863

nludwig@dps.state.ia.us<mailto:nludwig@dps.state.ia.us>
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From: Murphy, Alexander [DPS]

Mr. Thomas,

Can you please tell me how many years you would like us to search.

Thanks,
AM

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Alex R. Murphy
Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Office of the Commissioner<http://www.dps.state.ia.us/commis/index.shtml>
Iowa Department of Public Safety<http://www.dps.state.ia.us/>
215 East 7th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319

Office: 515.725.6189
Cell: 515.443.3014

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From: Christopher Thomas

Please search for any records responsive to this request which have been created in the last two years.

thank you,
Christopher Thomas
Unicorn Riot

From: Murphy, Alexander [DPS]

Christopher,

For #3, our policy only mandates that we retain one year of correspondence; therefore, there will only be the previous year's correspondence that match your search criteria.

Thanks,
AM

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Alex R. Murphy
Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Office of the Commissioner<http://www.dps.state.ia.us/commis/index.shtml>
Iowa Department of Public Safety<http://www.dps.state.ia.us/>
215 East 7th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319

Office: 515.725.6189
Cell: 515.443.3014

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*NOTICE* This email message is intended only for the addressee(s) and contains information that may be confidential. If you are not the intended recipient please notify the sender by reply email and immediately delete this email. Use, disclosure or reproduction of this email by anyone other than the intended recipient(s) is strictly prohibited. No representation is made that this email or any attachments are free of viruses. Virus scanning is recommended and is the responsibility of the recipient.

From: Murphy, Alexander [DPS]

Mr. Thomas,

I am currently working on this request and the total cost estimate to fulfill your request is $966.46. There are 3,187 emails that are responsive to your request and hundreds of documents pertaining to acquisition and purchasing. The above requested amount will need to be paid in full and mailed to me before we will begin processing your request. If your request costs more than the estimate provided above, a follow up correspondence will be sent to you requesting payment before the documents will be released to you. If the paid amount of the cost estimate is more than the request requires, then a refund of the deducted amount will be returned to you. I will wait to hear back from you and receive a check in the mail.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Thanks,
AM

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Alex R. Murphy
Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations Divisions
Office of the Commissioner<http://www.dps.state.ia.us/commis/index.shtml>
Iowa Department of Public Safety
215 East 7th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319

Office: 515.725.6189
Cell: 515.443.3014

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*NOTICE* This email message is intended only for the addressee(s) and contains information that may be confidential. If you are not the intended recipient please notify the sender by reply email and immediately delete this email. Use, disclosure or reproduction of this email by anyone other than the intended recipient(s) is strictly prohibited. No representation is made that this email or any attachments are free of viruses. Virus scanning is recommended and is the responsibility of the recipient.

From: Murphy, Alexander [DPS]

Mr. Thomas,

I am checking in as I haven't heard from you in some time. Are you planning to pay the cost to fulfill this request or I will consider this request void.

Thanks,
AM

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Alex R. Murphy
Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Office of the Commissioner<http://www.dps.state.ia.us/commis/index.shtml>
Iowa Department of Public Safety<http://www.dps.state.ia.us/>
215 East 7th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319

Office: 515.725.6189
Cell: 515.443.3014

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*NOTICE* This email message is intended only for the addressee(s) and contains information that may be confidential. If you are not the intended recipient please notify the sender by reply email and immediately delete this email. Use, disclosure or reproduction of this email by anyone other than the intended recipient(s) is strictly prohibited. No representation is made that this email or any attachments are free of viruses. Virus scanning is recommended and is the responsibility of the recipient.

From: Christopher Thomas

Alex,
I am working on having my media organization submit payment for this request- please do not consider it closed.

Thanks,
Christopher

From: Murphy, Alexander [DPS]

Mr. Thomas,

I still have not received payment for this request; therefore, I will not move forward with this request until payment is received.

Thanks,
AM

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Alex R. Murphy
Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Office of the Commissioner<http://www.dps.state.ia.us/commis/index.shtml>
Iowa Department of Public Safety<http://www.dps.state.ia.us/>
215 East 7th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319

Office: 515.725.6189
Cell: 515.443.3014

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*NOTICE* This email message is intended only for the addressee(s) and contains information that may be confidential. If you are not the intended recipient please notify the sender by reply email and immediately delete this email. Use, disclosure or reproduction of this email by anyone other than the intended recipient(s) is strictly prohibited. No representation is made that this email or any attachments are free of viruses. Virus scanning is recommended and is the responsibility of the recipient.

From: Murphy, Alexander [DPS]

Mr. Thomas,

Still to this day, I have not received payment for this records request. Please let me know if payment will be made; otherwise, I will be closing this out.

Thanks,
AM

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Alex R. Murphy
Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Office of the Commissioner<http://www.dps.state.ia.us/commis/index.shtml>
Iowa Department of Public Safety<http://www.dps.state.ia.us/>
215 East 7th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319

Office: 515.725.6189
Cell: 515.443.3014

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*NOTICE* This email message is intended only for the addressee(s) and contains information that may be confidential. If you are not the intended recipient please notify the sender by reply email and immediately delete this email. Use, disclosure or reproduction of this email by anyone other than the intended recipient(s) is strictly prohibited. No representation is made that this email or any attachments are free of viruses. Virus scanning is recommended and is the responsibility of the recipient.

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