|Multi Request||Geolocation data providers|
|Submitted||July 7, 2021|
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To Whom It May Concern:
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) seeks records describing the relationship between your agency and third-party providers of geolocation data. In particular, we seek records related to:
• the location data provider Gravy Analytics and its subsidiary Venntel
• Babel Street’s service Locate X.
For the purposes of this request, the term “geolocation data” refers to GPS data acquired from cell phone apps, connected vehicles, or other connected devices, or from third-party aggregators of such data, which pertains to the location of individual persons or devices, whether identified or de-identified.
We request the following records for the period between January 1, 2015 and the present:
- All contracts or written agreements between Office of the Attorney General - Kansas, or consultants thereof, and Gravy Analytics, Venntel, or Babel Street;
- All presentations, marketing materials, or proposals by contractors, subcontractors, or consultants working with Office of the Attorney General - Kansas relating to the use of geolocation data from Gravy Analytics, Venntel, or Babel Street;
- All technical documentation, guides, presentations, or policies describing access to, storage of, or use of geolocation data acquired from Gravy Analytics, Venntel, or Babel Street;
- All written communications, emails, and attachments between Office of the Attorney General - Kansas and Gravy Analytics, Venntel, or Babel Street;
- All written communications, emails, and attachments between Office of the Attorney General - Kansas and INRIX.
If your office or agency contracts with a company not named here for geolocation data, provision of the alternate organization and equivalent responsive materials would be greatly appreciated.
The requested documents will be made available to the general public. This request is being made in the public interest and 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.
Investigative Researcher, Electronic Frontier Foundation
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following The Kansas Open Records Act request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 7, 2021. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
A no responsive documents response.
Please see the attached letter.
Philip R. Michael, Assistant Attorney General
Office of Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt
Legal Opinions and Government Counsel Division
120 SW 10th Avenue, 2nd Floor
Topeka, KS 66612-1597
(785) 368-8402 Phone
(785) 296-2420 FAX
This communication, and any attachments, is private and confidential and for the exclusive use of the intended recipient. The information contained herein as well as any attachments is confidential and privileged under the joint prosecution or investigation privilege, attorney-client privilege, work product privilege, joint defense privilege, or any other applicable privilege or immunity. If you are not the intended recipient and have received this communication in error, please notify the sender immediately and destroy the original message and all copies. Any unauthorized disclosure, copying, distribution, or the taking of any action in reliance on the contents of this communication is strictly prohibited. Receipt by anyone other than the intended recipient is not a waiver of any protection, privilege, or immunity. Please note also that the Kansas Open Records Act provides that public records, including correspondence to me via email, may be subject to disclosure unless otherwise protected by law.