Correspondence about data breach

Adrianne Jeffries filed this request with the Montgomery County Public Schools of Montgomery County, MD.
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From: Adrianne Jeffries


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Maryland Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

On October 15, 2019, it was reported that a student obtained access to a database containing information about Montgomery County Public Schools students: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/maryland-student-breaches-computer-security-and-steals-data-of-nearly-1350-teens/2019/10/15/e401e3c6-ef5d-11e9-b648-76bcf86eb67e_story.html

I'm seeking copies of all correspondence related to this incident and response, including letters and emails, both internal and external, sent and/or received by spokesperson Derek Turner, Superintendent Jack R. Smith, Chief Technology Officer Peter Cevenini, Chief Operating Officer Andrew Zuckerman, and Wheaton High School Principal Debra K. Mugge, from the date the breach was discovered to present.

For emails, please include all replies.

I am a member of the news media making this request in the interest of newsgathering for the podcast Underunderstood. I'm willing to pay up to $100 in fees.

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,

Adrianne Jeffries

From: Montgomery County Public Schools

Good morning, Ms. Jeffries.

This email is to inform you that we received the below Maryland Public Information Act (MPIA) request.

Pursuant to Title 4 section 203(b)(2) of the General Provisions (GP) Article Maryland Public Information Act, you will receive a formal response to your request within 10 business days of your request. If your request will take more than 10 business days to complete that information will be provided in the aforementioned response letter.

Please contact the Department of Public Information and Web Services at 240-740-2837 should you have any questions.

Best regards,

Veronica Marmol
Communications Assistant
Office of Communications
240-740-2837
www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org<https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/index.aspx>
@MCPS<https://twitter.com/mcps> on Twitter | MCPS on Facebook<https://www.facebook.com/mcpsmd/>

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From: Montgomery County Public Schools

Good morning Ms. Jeffries,

Thanks for your email. Please see attached, I sent you a 10 day letter on Monday, December 2. Perhaps you need to check your spam emails.

Best regards,

Veronica Marmol
Communications Assistant
Office of Communications
240-740-2837
www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org<https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/index.aspx>
@MCPS<https://twitter.com/mcps> on Twitter | MCPS on Facebook<https://www.facebook.com/mcpsmd/>

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