NY DMV and Apple

Aarian Marshall filed this request with the Department of Motor Vehicles of New York.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: Aarian Marshall

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York Freedom of Information Law this is a request for records on behalf of Wired magazine, a leading media outlet covering technology and society for more than 25 years. I hereby request the following records:

1. Copies of any contracts, memoranda of understanding, or any other agreements between Apple, manufacturer of the iPhone, and the Department of Motor Vehicles.

2. Copies of all emails, including attachments, between Apple and the Department of Motor Vehicles between July 1, 2021, and the present date.

This request is being made for news-gathering purposes and the requested documents will be made available to the general public. Government spending on security technology is a clear matter of public interest. As such, I request a waiver from any fees that would ordinarily be assessed for fulfilling this request.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Tom Simonite

From: Department of Motor Vehicles

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Department of Motor Vehicles

A no responsive documents response.