Social Media Surveillance survey (King County Sheriff's Office)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the King County Sheriff's Office of King County, WA.
Tracking # P012399-011817
Status
Completed

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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to RCW Ch. 42.56 (Public Records Act), I hereby request the following records:

Any and all contracts (as well as all associated amendments, exhibits, and materials), memorandums of understanding, and other equivalent agreements entered into by this agency with or any other social media surveillance software or equipment company, including but not limited to:

• BrightPlanet
• Geofeedia
• Intrado Inc.
• LifeRaft
• Magnet Forensics
• Media Sonar
• Signal Corporation
• ZeroFOX

Responsive materials should include but not be limited to:

• the initial Invitation to Bid, Request for Proposal, or equivalent call for contractors
• the responsive materials provided by the winning bidder
• other bidder responses
• the current contract
• all exhibits
• all amendments
• all performance work statements
• all deliverables inventories
• all invoices related to the deliverance of software, services, or goods

Please also include:

• all policies related to the acquisition and use of social media and surveillance software by individual officers and representatives of this agency
• all materials related to the use of any other social media platform, including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Nextdoor, etc.

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.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From: KCSO Online Request System

Dear MuckRock News/ Beryl Lipton:

Thank you for your interest in obtaining public records held by the King County Sheriff’s Office. Your request has been received and is being processed. Your request was received in this office on January 18, 2017 and given the reference number P012399-011817 for tracking purposes.

Within five business days (excluding holidays) after receiving your request, we will:
* Provide the record(s);
* Or Acknowledge your request and give you a reasonable estimate of how long it will take to respond;
* Or Deny the request in writing, stating the reasons for the denial (this could also include a denial of part of your request and a granting of the remainder).
Record(s) Requested: January 18, 2017King County Sheriff's OfficeKCSO RECORDS UNIT516 3RD AVE RM W150SEATTLE WA 98104-2392 To Whom It May Concern:Pursuant to RCW Ch. 42.56 (Public Records Act), I hereby request the following records:Any and all contracts (as well as all associated amendments, exhibits, and materials), memorandums of understanding, and other equivalent agreements entered into by this agency with or any other social media surveillance software or equipment company, including but not limited to:• BrightPlanet• Geofeedia• Intrado Inc.• LifeRaft• Magnet Forensics• Media Sonar• Signal Corporation• ZeroFOXResponsive materials should include but not be limited to:• the initial Invitation to Bid, Request for Proposal, or equivalent call for contractors• the responsive materials provided by the winning bidder• other bidder responses• the current contract• all exhibits• all amendments• all performance work statements• all deliverables inventories• all invoices related to the deliverance of software, services, or goodsPlease also include:• all policies related to the acquisition and use of social media and surveillance software by individual officers and representatives of this agency• all materials related to the use of any other social media platform, including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Nextdoor, etc.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.Sincerely,Beryl Lipton------Filed via MuckRock.comE-mail (Preferred): 32066-23832602@requests.muckrock.comFor mailed responses, please address (see note):MuckRockDEPT MR 32066411A Highland AveSomerville, MA 02144-2516PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.------

Once the records have been collected, we will notify you of any copying charges. Any records or portion of records that are exempt from disclosure will be withheld or redacted. We will specify the exemption that applies to any documents withheld or redactions made.

You can monitor the progress of your request at the link below and you'll receive an email when your request has been completed. Again, thank you for using the King County Sheriff’s Office online request system.

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Dear MuckRock News/ Beryl Lipton:

Thank you for your interest in obtaining public records held by the King County Sheriff’s Office. Your request has been received and is being processed. Your request was received in this office on January 18, 2017 and given the reference number P012398-011817 for tracking purposes.

Within five business days (excluding holidays) after receiving your request, we will:
* Provide the record(s);
* Or Acknowledge your request and give you a reasonable estimate of how long it will take to respond;
* Or Deny the request in writing, stating the reasons for the denial (this could also include a denial of part of your request and a granting of the remainder).

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Subject: Public Disclosure Request Reference# P012398-011817 Dear Beryl , Thank you for your request made via the King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) on January 18, 2017. You requested: (%5bREQUEST_VIEW_HREF%5d) Online Request System “To Whom It May Concern:Pursuant to RCW Ch. 42.56 (Public Records Act), I hereby request the following records:Any and all contracts (as well as all associated amendments, exhibits, and materials), memorandums of understanding, and other equivalent agreements entered into by this agency with or any other social media surveillance software or equipment company, including but not limited to:• BrightPlanet• Geofeedia• Intrado Inc.• LifeRaft• Magnet Forensics• Media Sonar• Signal Corporation• ZeroFOXResponsive materials should include but not be limited to:• the initial Invitation to Bid, Request for Proposal, or equivalent call for contractors• the responsive materials provided by the winning bidder• other bidder responses• the current contract• all exhibits• all amendments• all performance work statements• all deliverables inventories• all invoices related to the deliverance of software, services, or goodsPlease also include:• all policies related to the acquisition and use of social media and surveillance software by individual officers and representatives of this agency• all materials related to the use of any other social media platform, including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Nextdoor, etc.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.Sincerely,Beryl Lipton” The KCSO is experiencing a high volume of open requests. Your request requires extensive research and coordination with other sections of the department to search for and identify responsive records. We hope to have the research completed for your request by March 10, 2017. We will provide an update as to the status of your request at that time. If If we are unable to meet this self-imposed deadline for researching your request, we will let you know.
In the meantime, please reply to this message or log in to the Online Request System if you have any questions or would like to update or cancel this request.
Sincerely,
JOHN URQUHART, King County Sheriff
Kimberly Petty | Public Disclosure Program Manager | Sheriff's Administration www.kingcounty.gov/sheriff
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From: KCSO Online Request System

Hello,

Unfortunately your email and was not recognized accordingly.  Please be advised that if you wish to submit a new request or check on the status or update an already submitted request, you should visit the has not been routed Online Request System. (http://www.kingcounty.gov/safety/sheriff/Services/PublicDisclosure/Online%20Requests.aspx) Description: TO: [kcso@mycusthelp.net]February 3, 2017King County Sheriff's OfficeKCSO RECORDS UNIT516 3RD AVE RM W150SEATTLE WA 98104-2392 This is a follow up to request number P012399-011817:To Whom It May Concern:I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 18, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #P012399-011817.Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.---On Jan. 19, 2017:
King County Sheriff's Office | Records Unit
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From: Petty, Kimberly

Good morning, Beryl!

As explained in our January 19, 2017 communication to you, the KCSO is experiencing a high volume of open requests. Your request requires extensive research and coordination with other sections of the department to search and identify responsive records. We hope to have the research portion of your request completed by March 10, 2017. We will provide an update as to the status of your request at that time. If we are unable to meet this self-imposed deadline for completing the research on your request, we will let you know.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Kimberly Petty | Public Disclosure Program Manager | Sheriff's Administration
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From: KCSO Online Request System

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Subject: Public Disclosure Request Reference# P012398-011817 and duplicate request P012399-011817
Dear Beryl ,
Thank you, again, for your request made via the King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) Online Request System on January 18, 2017. You requested:
“From: requests@muckrock.com [mailto:requests@muckrock.com] Sent: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 1:37 PMTo: KCSO, LegalSubject: Public Records Request: Social Media Surveillance survey (King County Sheriff's Office)January 18, 2017King County Sheriff's OfficeKCSO RECORDS UNIT516 3RD AVE RM W150SEATTLE WA 98104-2392 To Whom It May Concern:Pursuant to RCW Ch. 42.56 (Public Records Act), I hereby request the following records:Any and all contracts (as well as all associated amendments, exhibits, and materials), memorandums of understanding, and other equivalent agreements entered into by this agency with or any other social media surveillance software or equipment company, including but not limited to:• BrightPlanet• Geofeedia• Intrado Inc.• LifeRaft• Magnet Forensics• Media Sonar• Signal Corporation• ZeroFOXResponsive materials should include but not be limited to:• the initial Invitation to Bid, Request for Proposal, or equivalent call for contractors• the responsive materials provided by the winning bidder• other bidder responses• the current contract• all exhibits• all amendments• all performance work statements• all deliverables inventories• all invoices related to the deliverance of software, services, or goodsPlease also include:• all policies related to the acquisition and use of social media and surveillance software by individual officers and representatives of this agency• all materials related to the use of any other social media platform, including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Nextdoor, etc.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.Sincerely,Beryl Lipton------Filed via MuckRock.comE-mail (Preferred): 32066-23832602@requests.muckrock.comFor mailed responses, please address (see note):MuckRockDEPT MR 32066411A Highland AveSomerville, MA 02144-2516PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.”
The KCSO Public Disclosure Unit has completed our search for records responsive to your request.
We performed our searches based on the search terms provided  - both electronically and directly with potential record holders in our Major Crimes section. Of the items listed, we recognize Geofeedia and Magnet Forensics. Geofeedia is a product we reviewed under a 30-day free trial in March 2014. However, the cost did not outweigh the benefits, so we did not pursue purchase of this program beyond the 30-day free trial. IES (Internet Evidence Finder) is a Magnet Forensic product that we utilize in active investigations with a Consent to Search or Search Warrant. The following are the records responsive to your request with regards to Magnet Forensics:
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$550 Internet Evidence Finder Software (McSwain) 012215.pdf - 5 pages - Expense Report - Magnet Forensics.pdf - 9 pages - Cancel Requisition - Magnet Forensics.pdf - 10 pages
Please log in to the Records Center at the following link to retrieve the records:
Public Records Request - P012398-011817 Once you log in and go to your request, you will find the uploaded records in the yellow highlighted area of your request and marked as attachments.
Please reply to this message or log in to the Online Request System if you have any questions, require additional information or would like to update or cancel this request.
Sincerely,
JOHN URQUHART, King County Sheriff
Kimberly Petty | Public Disclosure Program Manager | Sheriff's Administration
206.263.2630 | www.kingcounty.gov/sheriff
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Subject: Public Disclosure Request Reference# P012398-011817
Dear Beryl ,
Thank you for your request made via the King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) Online Request System on January 18, 2017. You requested:
“From: requests@muckrock.com [mailto:requests@muckrock.com] Sent: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 1:37 PMTo: KCSO, LegalSubject: Public Records Request: Social Media Surveillance survey (King County Sheriff's Office)January 18, 2017King County Sheriff's OfficeKCSO RECORDS UNIT516 3RD AVE RM W150SEATTLE WA 98104-2392 To Whom It May Concern:Pursuant to RCW Ch. 42.56 (Public Records Act), I hereby request the following records:Any and all contracts (as well as all associated amendments, exhibits, and materials), memorandums of understanding, and other equivalent agreements entered into by this agency with or any other social media surveillance software or equipment company, including but not limited to:• BrightPlanet• Geofeedia• Intrado Inc.• LifeRaft• Magnet Forensics• Media Sonar• Signal Corporation• ZeroFOXResponsive materials should include but not be limited to:• the initial Invitation to Bid, Request for Proposal, or equivalent call for contractors• the responsive materials provided by the winning bidder• other bidder responses• the current contract• all exhibits• all amendments• all performance work statements• all deliverables inventories• all invoices related to the deliverance of software, services, or goodsPlease also include:• all policies related to the acquisition and use of social media and surveillance software by individual officers and representatives of this agency• all materials related to the use of any other social media platform, including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Nextdoor, etc.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.Sincerely,Beryl Lipton------Filed via MuckRock.comE-mail (Preferred): 32066-23832602@requests.muckrock.comFor mailed responses, please address (see note):MuckRockDEPT MR 32066411A Highland AveSomerville, MA 02144-2516PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.
The KCSO is providing you with a supplemental installment containing three (3) email installments for the search terms listed above.  These emails were from a very similar request received for information on social media monitoring services.  These emails are through March 21, 2016.  We are running a supplemental search for any emails that have been sent/received since that date.  We anticipate having these documents collected and reviewed by May 5, 2017.
Please log in to the Records Center at the following link to retrieve the records:
Public Records Request - P012398-011817 Once you log in and go to your request, you will find the uploaded records in the yellow highlighted area of your request and marked as attachments.
Please reply to this message or log in to the Online Request System if you have any questions or would like to update or cancel this request.
Sincerely,
JOHN URQUHART, King County Sheriff
Johanna Loomis | Paralegal | Public Disclosure Unit
206.263.2522 | www.kingcounty.gov/sheriff
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From: KCSO Online Request System

Dear Beryl :

Thank you for your interest in obtaining public records held by the King County Sheriff’s Office. Your request has been received and is being processed. Your request was received in this office on April 13, 2017 and given the reference number P014095-041317 for tracking purposes.

Within five business days (excluding holidays) after receiving your request, we will:
* Provide the record(s);
* Or Acknowledge your request and give you a reasonable estimate of how long it will take to respond;
* Or Deny the request in writing, stating the reasons for the denial (this could also include a denial of part of your request and a granting of the remainder).
Record(s) Requested: April 13, 2017King County Sheriff's OfficeKCSO RECORDS UNIT516 3RD AVE RM W150SEATTLE WA 98104-2392 To Whom It May Concern:Pursuant to RCW Ch. 42.56 (Public Records Act), I hereby request the following records:Any and all investigatory materials associated with the 2005 death of Sokphyrome Lim at the King County Juvenile Detention Center. Please include any and all related materials, including but not limited to investigatory reports, autopsy reports, interview statements, film footage, communications, and any other available material.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.Sincerely,Beryl C.D. Lipton------Filed via MuckRock.comE-mail (Preferred): 36106-77674047@requests.muckrock.comFor mailed responses, please address (see note):MuckRockDEPT MR 36106411A Highland AveSomerville, MA 02144-2516

Once the records have been collected, we will notify you of any copying charges. Any records or portion of records that are exempt from disclosure will be withheld or redacted. We will specify the exemption that applies to any documents withheld or redactions made.

You can monitor the progress of your request at the link below and you'll receive an email when your request has been completed. Again, thank you for using the King County Sheriff’s Office online request system.

King County Sheriff’s Office | Records Unit
(206) 263-2626 | www.kingcounty.gov/sheriff (http://www.kingcounty.gov/sheriff)
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From: KCSO Online Request System

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Subject: Public Disclosure Request Reference# P012398-011817
Dear Beryl ,
Thank you for your request made via the King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) Online Request System on January 18, 2017. You requested:
“From: requests@muckrock.com [mailto:requests@muckrock.com] Sent: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 1:37 PMTo: KCSO, LegalSubject: Public Records Request: Social Media Surveillance survey (King County Sheriff's Office)January 18, 2017King County Sheriff's OfficeKCSO RECORDS UNIT516 3RD AVE RM W150SEATTLE WA 98104-2392 To Whom It May Concern:Pursuant to RCW Ch. 42.56 (Public Records Act), I hereby request the following records:Any and all contracts (as well as all associated amendments, exhibits, and materials), memorandums of understanding, and other equivalent agreements entered into by this agency with or any other social media surveillance software or equipment company, including but not limited to:• BrightPlanet• Geofeedia• Intrado Inc.• LifeRaft• Magnet Forensics• Media Sonar• Signal Corporation• ZeroFOXResponsive materials should include but not be limited to:• the initial Invitation to Bid, Request for Proposal, or equivalent call for contractors• the responsive materials provided by the winning bidder• other bidder responses• the current contract• all exhibits• all amendments• all performance work statements• all deliverables inventories• all invoices related to the deliverance of software, services, or goodsPlease also include:• all policies related to the acquisition and use of social media and surveillance software by individual officers and representatives of this agency• all materials related to the use of any other social media platform, including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Nextdoor, etc.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.Sincerely,Beryl Lipton------Filed via MuckRock.comE-mail (Preferred): 32066-23832602@requests.muckrock.comFor mailed responses, please address (see note):MuckRockDEPT MR 32066411A Highland AveSomerville, MA 02144-2516PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.
The KCSO has completed a second supplemental installment responsive to your request.  This are all emails between March 21, 2016 through the date of your request that resulted from the search terms of companies listed above.  We believe this completes your request.

Please log in to the Records Center at the following link to retrieve the records:
Public Records Request - P012398-011817

Once you log in and go to your request, you will find the uploaded records in the yellow highlighted area of your request and marked as attachments.

Please reply to this message or log in to the Online Request System if you have any questions.

Sincerely,
JOHN URQUHART, King County Sheriff

Johanna Loomis | Paralegal | Public Disclosure Unit
206.263.2522 | www.kingcounty.gov/sheriff
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