FinFisher (Los Angeles Police Department)

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the Los Angeles Police Department of Los Angeles, CA.
Due Jan. 8, 2017
Est. Completion None
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From: Curtis Waltman

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Government Code ยงยง 6250), I hereby request the following records:

Documents on the following:
-Any contracts, purchase orders, or other financial documentation produced from the acquisition of FinFisher (also known as FinSpy) made by Lench IT solutions PLC
-Policies governing the use of FinFisher
-Any available documentation about when and how FinFisher is used
-Documentation about any oversight of the use of FinFisher

Background:
FinFisher is an electronic surveillance tool used to remotely monitor suspects phones. The following article by Citizen Lab lists the United States as operating FinFisher technology. https://citizenlab.org/2013/04/for-their-eyes-only-2/

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 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Curtis Waltman

From: Discovery

Good Morning,

Recently there has been some delays with turnaround requests. The expected time frame is 6-8 weeks. I will forward this email to a supervisor and let them know you have questions and concerns with your request since Dec. 29th.

Thank you for your continuous patience.

Discovery, Legal Affairs LAPD

From: Mary Taylor

Mr. Waltman:

This email is in response to your request for public records. Please see the attachment.

Thank you.

Mary Taylor
Management Analyst II
Los Angeles Police Department
LAD - Discovery Section
Office: (213) 978-2112
Fax: (213) 978-2080

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