Request for email metadata (Office of the Governor of Minnesota)

Matt Chapman - Free Our Info, NFP filed this request with the Office of the Governor of Minnesota of Minnesota.
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From: Matt Chapman - Free Our Info, NFP

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act, I hereby request the following records:

For all non-personal emails accounts in use by the governor and its staff, please provide me the following information for all emails sent and received between March 5 2018 and March 9, 2018.

1. From address
2. To address
3. bcc addresses
4. cc addresses
5. Time
6. Date

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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.

Sincerely,

Matt Chapman

From: Office of the Governor of Minnesota

Dear Mr. Chapman:

This email confirms receipt of your March 14, 2018 data practices request (attached).

Please specify the topics you are interested in. Once I receive clarification, we will begin working on your request and I will let you know when the public and responsive data is available for your review. I will also let you know if we have additional questions. Thank you.

May Chao Parker | Deputy General Counsel
Office of Governor Mark Dayton
75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King JR Blvd STE 130
Saint Paul, MN 55155-1611
Office: 651-201-3404

Working to Build a Better Minnesota
Web<http://www.mn.gov/governor> | Twitter<http://www.twitter.com/govmarkdayton>| Facebook<http://www.facebook/govmarkdayton>

DISCLAIMER: This e-mail is intended to be read only by the intended recipient. It may contain confidential and/or privileged information, and may be protected from disclosure by law. If you are not the intended recipient, any review, dissemination, retransmission, distribution or copying of this e-mail (or its attachments) is strictly prohibited. If you received this e-mail in error, please notify the sender immediately and delete this e-mail and any attachments.

From: Matt Chapman - Free Our Info, NFP

I am not interested in any particular topics, as I am not requesting the contents of the emails - only the metadata. The metadata surrounding the requested information, though intrinsically tied to the emails themselves, is stored as separate records within email systems' databases. If you would like the technical documentation to extract this information, please let me know.

From: Office of the Governor of Minnesota

Dear Mr. Chapman,

This email is in response to your March 14, 2018 data practices request. Thank you for confirming that you are only requesting metadata. We are unable to disclose the metadata pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.37, subdivision 1(a). Thank you

May Chao Parker | Deputy General Counsel
Office of Governor Mark Dayton
75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King JR Blvd STE 130
Saint Paul, MN 55155-1611
Office: 651-201-3404

Working to Build a Better Minnesota
Web<http://www.mn.gov/governor> | Twitter<http://www.twitter.com/govmarkdayton>| Facebook<http://www.facebook/govmarkdayton>

DISCLAIMER: This e-mail is intended to be read only by the intended recipient. It may contain confidential and/or privileged information, and may be protected from disclosure by law. If you are not the intended recipient, any review, dissemination, retransmission, distribution or copying of this e-mail (or its attachments) is strictly prohibited. If you received this e-mail in error, please notify the sender immediately and delete this e-mail and any attachments.

From: Matt Chapman - Free Our Info, NFP

Is it possible to alter the original request to be for names/aliases instead of email addresses?

From: Office of the Governor of Minnesota

Thank you for your follow up. We are unable to disclose metadata information pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.37, subdivision 1(a). Thank you.

May Chao Parker | Deputy General Counsel
Office of Governor Mark Dayton
75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King JR Blvd STE 130
Saint Paul, MN 55155-1611
Office: 651-201-3404

Working to Build a Better Minnesota
Web<http://www.mn.gov/governor> | Twitter<http://www.twitter.com/govmarkdayton>| Facebook<http://www.facebook/govmarkdayton>

DISCLAIMER: This e-mail is intended to be read only by the intended recipient. It may contain confidential and/or privileged information, and may be protected from disclosure by law. If you are not the intended recipient, any review, dissemination, retransmission, distribution or copying of this e-mail (or its attachments) is strictly prohibited. If you received this e-mail in error, please notify the sender immediately and delete this e-mail and any attachments.

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