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From: Evan Anderson

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York State Freedom of Information Law (1977 N.Y. Laws ch. 933), I hereby request the following records:

- Number of individuals authorized by the PM-ISE to access the New York State Intelligence Center's (NYSIC) intelligence databases who are not employed by the NYSIC or a contractor.

- Number and list of non-fusion center agencies authorized to access the NYSIC's intelligence databases.

- Number and list of source agencies who have submitted information NYSIC's intelligence databases.

- Number of times information posted to the NYSIC's intelligence databases had to be corrected or removed because it was erroneous or deficient, or because the source agency did not have authority to gather or share the information.

- Any documents relating to any instances where source agencies were determined to have used prohibited means to acquire information, or to have lacked the authority to acquire the original SAR information or submit it to the NYSIC's intelligence databases.

- Number and list of agencies who have violated the NYSIC's privacy policy.

- Records of all complaints received by the NYSIC and requests for corrections and the resulting action, if any.

- Breakdown of number of suspicious incident reports, suspicious activity reports, and field interview reports in the NYSIC's intelligence databases.

- Number and list of all public agencies and private contractors providing services of any kind to the NYSIC.

- Breakdown of the number of tips and leads in the NYSIC's intelligence databases acquired via intelligence information or email, phone, internet or incident report submission.

- Number of tips and leads in the NYSIC's intelligence databases acquired from cellphone tower dumps, cell site simulators (commonly known as "Stingrays"), and surveillance cameras.

- List of external agencies that access the NYSIC's intelligence databases or share information with the NYSIC.

- Number of persons within the NYSIC or in other governmental agencies who are authorized to have access to the NYSIC's intelligence databases.

- Number of complaints made to the Privacy Officer of the NYSIC.

- Number of times the NYSIC has notified individuals that their personal information was or is reasonably believed to have been breached or obtained by an unauthorized person.

- Number of times NYSIC personnel, a participating agency, or an authorized user have been found to be in noncompliance with NYSIC policy in regards to the gathering, collection, use, retention, destruction, sharing, classification, or disclosure of information.

- Number of times NYSIC personnel, a contractor, a participating agency, or an authorized user have been suspended, sanctioned, or otherwise disciplined.

- A copy of all contracts signed by the NYSIC.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Evan Anderson

From: FoilUnit

Dear Mr. Anderson,

Reference is made to your request for records, received at this office on October 27, 2014, pursuant to the requirements of Article 6 of the Public Officers Law (Freedom of Information).


Due to the volume of requests received and currently being processed by this agency, a written response will be sent to you by or before March 17, 2015.

Sincerely,

T/Lieutenant Debra L. Benziger
Records Access Officer
Central Records Bureau

This e-mail, including any attachments, may contain highly sensitive and confidential information.

It is intended only for the individual(s) named.

If you received this e-mail in error or from someone who was not authorized to send it to you, do not disseminate, copy or otherwise use this e-mail or its attachments. Please notify the sender immediately by reply e-mail and delete the e-mail from your system.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 27, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 27, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 27, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: New York State Intelligence Center

Dear Mr. Anderson:

This is in response to your October 27, 2014, Freedom of Information Law request, and subsequent e-mail correspondence of November 20, 2014, December 11, 2014, and January 6, 2014, inquiring as to when you can expect to receive a response to your request.

As indicated in the e-mail correspondence sent to you on November 3, 2014, acknowledging receipt of your request, a written response to your FOIL request will be sent to you by or before March 17, 2015.

Sincerely,

T/Lieutenant Debra L. Benziger
Records Access Officer
Central Records Bureau

>>> <requests@muckrock.com> 1/6/2015 5:07 AM >>>

January 6, 2015
New York State Intelligence Center
630 Columbia Street Extension
Latham, NY 12110
This is a follow up to a previous request:
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 27, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.
Thank you for your help.
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On Dec. 11, 2014:
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 27, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.
Thank you for your help.
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On Nov. 20, 2014:
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 27, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.
Thank you for your help.
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On Nov. 3, 2014:
Dear Mr. Anderson,
Reference is made to your request for records, received at this office on October 27, 2014, pursuant to the requirements of Article 6 of the Public Officers Law (Freedom of Information).

Due to the volume of requests received and currently being processed by this agency, a written response will be sent to you by or before March 17, 2015.

Sincerely,

T/Lieutenant Debra L. Benziger
Records Access Officer
Central Records Bureau
This e-mail, including any attachments, may contain highly sensitive and confidential information.
It is intended only for the individual(s) named.
If you received this e-mail in error or from someone who was not authorized to send it to you, do not disseminate, copy or otherwise use this e-mail or its attachments. Please notify the sender immediately by reply e-mail and delete the e-mail from your system.
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On Oct. 27, 2014:
To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the New York State Freedom of Information Law (1977 N.Y. Laws ch. 933), I hereby request the following records:
- Number of individuals authorized by the PM-ISE to access the New York State Intelligence Center's (NYSIC) intelligence databases who are not employed by the NYSIC or a contractor.
- Number and list of non-fusion center agencies authorized to access the NYSIC's intelligence databases.
- Number and list of source agencies who have submitted information NYSIC's intelligence databases.
- Number of times information posted to the NYSIC's intelligence databases had to be corrected or removed because it was erroneous or deficient, or because the source agency did not have authority to gather or share the information.
- Any documents relating to any instances where source agencies were determined to have used prohibited means to acquire information, or to have lacked the authority to acquire the original SAR information or submit it to the NYSIC's intelligence databases.
- Number and list of agencies who have violated the NYSIC's privacy policy.
- Records of all complaints received by the NYSIC and requests for corrections and the resulting action, if any.
- Breakdown of number of suspicious incident reports, suspicious activity reports, and field interview reports in the NYSIC's intelligence databases.
- Number and list of all public agencies and private contractors providing services of any kind to the NYSIC.
- Breakdown of the number of tips and leads in the NYSIC's intelligence databases acquired via intelligence information or email, phone, internet or incident report submission.
- Number of tips and leads in the NYSIC's intelligence databases acquired from cellphone tower dumps, cell site simulators (commonly known as "Stingrays"), and surveillance cameras.
- List of external agencies that access the NYSIC's intelligence databases or share information with the NYSIC.
- Number of persons within the NYSIC or in other governmental agencies who are authorized to have access to the NYSIC's intelligence databases.
- Number of complaints made to the Privacy Officer of the NYSIC.
- Number of times the NYSIC has notified individuals that their personal information was or is reasonably believed to have been breached or obtained by an unauthorized person.
- Number of times NYSIC personnel, a participating agency, or an authorized user have been found to be in noncompliance with NYSIC policy in regards to the gathering, collection, use, retention, destruction, sharing, classification, or disclosure of information.
- Number of times NYSIC personnel, a contractor, a participating agency, or an authorized user have been suspended, sanctioned, or otherwise disciplined.
- A copy of all contracts signed by the NYSIC.
I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.
In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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 5 business days, as the statute requires.
Sincerely,
Evan Anderson
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This e-mail, including any attachments, may contain highly sensitive and confidential information.

It is intended only for the individual(s) named.

If you received this e-mail in error or from someone who was not authorized to send it to you, do not disseminate, copy or otherwise use this e-mail or its attachments. Please notify the sender immediately by reply e-mail and delete the e-mail from your system.

From: Evan Anderson

Hello,

I was last told that this request would be responded to by today, March 17, 2015. Is that in the works, or will more time be necessary?

Thank you,
Evan

From: FoilUnit

Please see the attached correspondence pertaining to your request for copies of records from the New York State Police.

This e-mail, including any attachments, may contain highly sensitive and confidential information.

It is intended only for the individual(s) named.

If you received this e-mail in error or from someone who was not authorized to send it to you, do not disseminate, copy or otherwise use this e-mail or its attachments. Please notify the sender immediately by reply e-mail and delete the e-mail from your system.

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