Equifax investigation (Office of the Attorney General)

Russ Kick filed this request with the Office of the Attorney General of New Hampshire.

It is a clone of this request.

Due Sept. 19, 2018
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Russ Kick

Dear Public Records Officer:

This is a request under the New Hampshire Right to Know Law.

According to numerous news reports, Equifax Inc. has said that Attorneys General from all 50 states have been investigating/probing Equifax's actions regarding the massive info breach that the company revealed in September 2017.

I hereby request the following:

1) All INTERIM and FINAL/CLOSING reports, memos, and similar documents that your office has created regarding the Equifax breach.

2) All letters and similar correspondence sent to Equifax, informing them of your findings, requirements, etc.

3) All documents that Equifax has sent to your office in the course of the investigation/probe.

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 over $10, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request be filled electronically, by email attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you for your assistance.

Sincerely,

Russ Kick

From: Office of the Attorney General

The Consumer Protection and Antitrust Bureau is in receipt of your Right to Know request received on September 13, 2018. Pursuant to the New Hampshire Right to Know law, RSA 91-A, the Bureau is required within 5 days of receipt of a public records request to either make the requested documents available for public inspection, or identify a time at which the Bureau is reasonably able to make the documents available. RSA 91-A:4, IV.

This letter serves as notice that it will take additional time for the Bureau to determine whether we possess any records that can be produced that are not subject to an exemption under RSA 91-A. We will begin that review and will more fully respond to your request within 2 weeks.

As noted above, RSA 91-A requires that the Bureau make responsive records available for public inspection. RSA 91-A:4. If documents are made available, the Department of Justice may assess a charge for providing the copies, consistent with its policy. RSA 91-A:4, IV.

James T. Boffetti, Associate Attorney General
Consumer Protection & Antitrust Bureau
James.boffetti@doj.nh.gov

From: Office of the Attorney General

Dear Mr. Kick,

I am writing in follow up to your October 3, 2018 email and September 12, 2018. While there are existing documents responsive to your request those documents are exempt from disclosure due to an on-going investigation, as well as other applicable exemptions under NH RSA 91-A. While not directly responsive to your request, we have 8 complaints filed with our office about Equifax. If you would like these documents, we estimate it will take us three weeks to redact out any confidential information. Because these documents already exist in electronic form, there will be no cost to produce those documents to you if we email them to you.

Sincerely,

Cynthia D. Gelette

Paralegal II
Consumer Protection and Antitrust Bureau
Department of Justice
Office of the Attorney General
33 Capitol Street
Concord, New Hampshire 03301
Direct: 603-271-1262
Fax: 603-271-2110
Cynthia.Gelette@doj.nh.gov<mailto:Cynthia.Perry@doj.nh.gov>

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