BlueLeaks (Missouri Information Analysis Center)

Emma North-Best filed this request with the Missouri Information Analysis Center of Missouri.
Tracking #

P019328-080720

Multi Request BlueLeaks
Due July 23, 2020
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Emma North-Best

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the The Missouri Sunshine Law, I hereby request the following records:

1. Documents mentioning, describing or generated in response to the BlueLeaks release, the preceding hack or subsequent fallout, including but not limited to:

* Damage assessments
* Emails
* Interagency communications (local, state, or federal)
* Communications with the press about BlueLeaks
* Communications with Twitter or other social media or sharing platforms

2. Documents mentioning or describing Distributed Denial of Secrets (DDoSecrets)

You may limit this request to records generated between November 1, 2018 and the present.

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers in outlets such as Gizmodo, MuckRock, Motherboard, Property of the People, Unicorn Riot, and The Outline, among others. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the library Internet Archive and the journalist non-profit MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.

As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.

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 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Emma Best

From: Missouri Information Analysis Center

Dear Ms. Best,
We at the custodian of records office received an email from you reference BlueLeaks information. We would like to ask you to put this request online through our portal as that is how we work requests. You can go to www.mshp.dps.mo.gov<http://www.mshp.dps.mo.gov> and click on Public Records Center. From there, you will need to create a profile and then submit your request. If you would like to give us a telephone call, we can explain this in greater detail or assist you if needed. My direct line is listed below.

Thank You,

Kim Smyer

Missouri State Highway Patrol
Patrol Records Division
Custodian of Records Office
573-526-6113 x2586 (phone)
573-526-7168 (fax)

From: Missouri Information Analysis Center

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From: Missouri Information Analysis Center

Dear Emma Best,
Thank you for your interest in public records of Missouri State Highway Patrol. Your request was received in this office on 8/7/2020 at 3:52 PM and given the reference number P019328-080720 for tracking purposes.
Records Requested: " To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the The Missouri Sunshine Law, I hereby request the following records:

1. Documents mentioning, describing or generated in response to the BlueLeaks release, the preceding hack or subsequent fallout, including but not limited to:

* Damage assessments
* Emails
* Interagency communications (local, state, or federal)
* Communications with the press about BlueLeaks
* Communications with Twitter or other social media or sharing platforms

2. Documents mentioning or describing Distributed Denial of Secrets (DDoSecrets)

You may limit this request to records generated between November 1, 2018 and the present.

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers in outlets such as Gizmodo, MuckRock, Motherboard, Property of the People, Unicorn Riot, and The Outline, among others. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the library Internet Archive and the journalist non-profit MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.

As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.

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 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Emma Best"

Your public record request has been submitted to the Missouri State Highway Patrol's Custodian of Records for processing.  In compliance with Chapter 610 of the Missouri Revised Statutes, this message serves as the department’s initial response within three business days. Public access and/or copies of the records you requested are not immediately available. The explanation of the cause for delay is that additional time is needed to research, and/or duplicate any records that are responsive to your request and are open pursuant to Chapter 610 of the Missouri Revised Statutes. Furthermore, in the event any information in the records is exempt from disclosure, additional time will be required to redact the information exempt from disclosure prior to providing public access and/or copies. For these reasons, the department anticipates a further response will be provided to you within approximately twenty to thirty business days. You will also be notified if there are any fees associated with producing such reports.
Please do not call to check the status of your request until 30 business days after your request was submitted.  If you wish to withdraw your request or need further clarification regarding your request, please call 573-526-6146 or 573-526-6167.
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Sincerely,
Capt. Paul Kennedy
Custodian of Records
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From: Missouri Information Analysis Center

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RE: PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of August 07, 2020, Reference # P019328-080720
Dear Emma Best,

The Missouri State Highway Patrol received a public records request from you on August 07, 2020. You requested:
You currently have a request open for this exact information and we are working on that. Please refer to request P019027 as that is the original request that you opened. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us via email or telephone and we will be happy to help you. “To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the The Missouri Sunshine Law, I hereby request the following records:

1. Documents mentioning, describing or generated in response to the BlueLeaks release, the preceding hack or subsequent fallout, including but not limited to:

* Damage assessments
* Emails
* Interagency communications (local, state, or federal)
* Communications with the press about BlueLeaks
* Communications with Twitter or other social media or sharing platforms

2. Documents mentioning or describing Distributed Denial of Secrets (DDoSecrets)

You may limit this request to records generated between November 1, 2018 and the present.

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers in outlets such as Gizmodo, MuckRock, Motherboard, Property of the People, Unicorn Riot, and The Outline, among others. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the library Internet Archive and the journalist non-profit MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.

As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.

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 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Emma Best”
If you have any questions, please contact my office at 573-526-6146. Thank you for your attention.

Sincerely,
PAUL E. KENNEDY, Captain
Custodian of Records

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