Information wrt DBMSs (Information Technology, Louisiana)

Matt Chapman - Free Our Info, NFP filed this request with the Information Technology, Louisiana of New Orleans, LA.
Tracking #

18-4821

Multi Request Information wrt DBMSs
Status
Rejected

Communications

From: Matt Chapman - Free Our Info, NFP

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Louisiana Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

For all DBMSs owned, maintained, operated, contracted with/through, or supported by the Information Technology - or similar - department(s) within your city, please provide me with the following information:

-Underlying engine (eg, postgres, mysql, mariadb, cockroachdb, Mongodb, Oracle database, sybase, MSAccess, SQL Server, VoltDB, RethinkDB, Chronos, Elasticsearch, etcd, cassandra, etc)
-Names of software that connect to each DBMS
-Names of departments that use information within the DBMS
-Schema of database (preferably, with granularity down to column names)
-Contract identifier for each database, if relevant

I understand that the information respondent to this request may require the creation of new documents - if that will be the case, then please provide me with documents that may contain the information (eg, documentation, contracts, etc). I am also happy to narrow the scope of my request if necessary.

Please also let me know if any help is needed with discovering any DBMS services. My background is in distributed systems systems administration and I can offer technical tips or advice if it would be helpful in any way.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. As I believe the information respondent to this request outweighs the costs and burden, I would like to kindly request a fee waiver.

I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 3 business days, as the statute requires.

With gratitude,
Matt Chapman,
Free Our Info, NFP

From: Information Technology, Louisiana

City of New Orleans

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Hi there

Your first City of New Orleans record request (request number #18-4821) has been submitted.
It is currently unpublished and is not available for the general public to view.

Thank you, our office has received your Public Records Law request.  Your request has been forwarded to the City department or office which is the custodian of the records you requested. The custodian will determine whether responsive records exist, and if so, compile the records for your review.

Please refer to the due date located on the individual "Request #" page for an estimate of when your records, if any, will be available.  This estimated due date may be adjusted depending on the nature of your request.

Note also that records may be in active use at this time and therefore not available for immediate review.  Additionally, in accordance with the Louisiana Public Records Law, the City of New Orleans strives to promptly release all records which contain only public information and are not otherwise exempt from the Public Records Law. The City must balance its commitment to open access with its legal obligation to review public records for such exceptions and exemptions prior to release. 

As soon as the custodian notifies our office that the records have been compiled and are available for review, we will notify you to schedule a mutually agreeable time to review or purchase copies of the records.  Thank you for your request, and we look forward to working with you to provide public records in a fair and efficient manner.

Thank you,

City Attorney's OfficeCity of New Orleans

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From: Information Technology, Louisiana

City of New Orleans

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Hi there

Record request #18-4821 has been published and is now available for public view.

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From: Information Technology, Louisiana

City of New Orleans

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Hi there

A message was sent to you regarding record request #18-4821:

Mr. Chapman:

We cannot fulfill your request for documents containing the enumerated information because it is unreasonably burdensome and expensive in light of the City's limited resources and the vast amount of data involved, and the records you requested are not public records under the Louisiana Public Records Law. La. Rev. Stat. §§ 44:1A(2)(b) &amp; 33A(2). The request is burdensome because the collection of this information would require a dedicated effort of 65 hours or more to produce; thereafter, the records gathered must be redacted to excluded intellectual property, passwords, hashkeys, security features, etc..  Furthermore, the requested information is not a public record under the Louisiana Public Records Law which provides that "any documentary material of a security feature of a public body's electronic data processing system, information technology system, telecommunications network, or electronic security system, including hardware or software security, password, or security procedure, process, configuration, software, and code is not a 'public record'."  La. Rev. Stat. 44:1A(2)(b).  Accordingly, your request will not be fulfilled.

City Attorney's Office

City of New Orleans

1300 Perdido St., Ste. 5E03

New Orleans, LA 70112

(504) 658-9800

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