UB Social Media Policy

Robert Galbraith filed this request with the State University of New York at Buffalo of New York.

It is a clone of this request.

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Due March 5, 2018
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Robert Galbraith

Dear Mr. Hines:

Under the provisions of the New York Freedom of Information Law, Article 6 of the Public Officers Law, I hereby request a copy of all records or portions thereof related to, or referring to the following:

1. A list of all official University at Buffalo social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, or accounts on other platforms, and the people with access to such accounts

2. Any policies or guidelines concerning access to or the use of University at Buffalo social media accounts

I understand that there is a fee of $0.25 per page for duplication of the records requested; however, this request is a matter of public concern and is not being made for commercial usage. As such, I request that any fees associated with providing requested records be waived. I also request that documents be provided in electronic format if at all possible. Doing so would eliminate the need to copy the materials and provides another basis for my requested fee waiver.

If, however, such a waiver is denied, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request.

As you know, the Freedom of Information Law requires that an agency respond to a request within five (5) business days of receipt of such request. Therefore, I would appreciate a response as soon as possible.

If you determine that some but not all of the information is exempt from disclosure and that you intend to withhold it, I ask that you redact it for the time being and make the rest available as requested. In any event, please provide a notification citing the legal authorities on which you rely if you determine that any or all of the information is exempt and will not be disclosed.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter; I look forward to hearing from you shortly.


Robert Galbraith

From: State University of New York at Buffalo

Sent on behalf of Brian T. Hines, Records Access Officer

Mr. Galbraith,

Please be advised that I am in receipt of your Freedom of Information Law (F.O.I.L.) request dated February 26, 2018.

I am currently determining the availability and accessibility of the requested document(s) and I expect to be in further contact with you within twenty business days. If you wish to make further inquiry regarding this particular FOIL request, please reference File Number #18-038.


Brian T. Hines


Michele Murphy
Policy and Operational Excellence
University at Buffalo
Email: mfdunn@buffalo.edu<mailto:mmurphy@business.buffalo.edu>