All emails, contracts and payments relating to the New York City Department of Education's Internet Filtering.

Hugo Smith filed this request with the Department of Education of New York City, NY.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking #

F 13 390, F1 3,911

Est. Completion March 27, 2018
Status
Fix Required

Communications

From: Hugo Smith

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:

-All contracts with any internet service providers regarding the "proxying", "filtering", "blocking" or other means of censoring information, web pages and data being accessed by devices on NYCDOE wifi/internet networks.
-All emails with any internet service providers regarding the "proxying", "filtering", "blocking" or other means of censoring web pages and/or data being accessed by devices on NYCDOE wifi/internet networks.
-All emails between any companies regarding a certain site being blocked.
-Any financial records including payments in relation to internet filtering services or software.
-All other emails and attachments in relation to the NYCDOE internet filtering policies or services.

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, 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,

Hugo Smith

From: Baranello Joseph

Hello -

Attached is a letter concerning your recent FOIL request.

Sincerely,

Joseph A. Baranello
Chief Privacy Officer, Records Access Officer and
Executive Agency Counsel, Office of the General Counsel
New York City Department of Education
52 Chambers St.
New York, NY 10007

From: Baranello Joseph

Hello -

Attached is a letter concerning your FOIL request.

Sincerely,

Joseph A. Baranello
Chief Privacy Officer, Records Access Officer and
Executive Agency Counsel, Office of the General Counsel
New York City Department of Education
52 Chambers St.
New York, NY 10007

From: Lomas Vallery

Good afternoon,

Please find the attached letter concerning your FOIL request.

Thank you.

From: Hugo Smith

New York Freedom of Information Law N.Y. Pub. Off. Law Ch. 47 Art. 6 § 87(b) specifically requires that an agency provide a response to a public records request within 5 business days of receipt of that request.

By failing to respond to this request within the legally-mandated timeframe, this agency is in violation of the law.

Please provide acknowledgement of this request and the responsive materials forthwith. If such materials cannot be produced, please provide an appropriate explanation for this rejection, as is dictated by this agency's legal obligations under the New York Freedom of Information Law. Your accelerated attention to this matter will be greatly appreciated.

From: Department of Education

Hello -

Attached is a determination in partial response to your FOIL request, along with a request for clarification.

Sincerely,

Joseph A. Baranello
Chief Privacy Officer and Agency Counsel
Office of the General Counsel
New York City Department of Education

From: Department of Education

Dear Mr. Smith:

Please see attached #F13,390 FOIL Appeal Determination in response to your letter dated October 20, 2017. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office.

Regards,

Gina Vargas Leon | Secretary to the General Counsel to the Chancellor
Office of General Counsel
NYC Department of Education
52 Chambers Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10007
Tel: (212) 374-6758
Email: GVargasleon@schools.nyc.gov<mailto:GVargasleon@schools.nyc.gov>
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From: Department of Education

Hello -

Attached is a letter concerning your recent FOIL request.

Sincerely,

Joseph A. Baranello
Chief Privacy Officer and Agency Counsel
Office of the General Counsel
New York City Department of Education

From: Hugo Smith

To whom it may concern:

This letter is in response to the request for partial clarification by your office, made on November 7, 2017.

With respect to the entire request, I am clarifying the usage of the word “internet service provider” to be any company or organization that provides services in relation to the internet usage at any NYCDOE school or educational facility. You misinterpreted this as an internet provider.

With respect to item 2, 3 and 5 of my request, I am specifying both possible senders and recipients (dually) as Bill de Blasio, Peter J. Quinn, Carmen Farina, Christian Lawson, Stacey Abramson, Anne Roest, Barry Feddema, Leena Panchwagh, Ahalia Ramlogan, and Alton Webber. The keywords include: “filtering”, “censoring”, “blocking”, “withholding”, “blacklist”, “blacklisting”, “blocked”, “filtered”, “websense” , “forcepoint”, “raytheon” and “blacklisted”. The time frame I am specifying is January 1, 2012 to the present. These clarifications are in respect to all three of the items (2, 3 ,5).

With respect to item 4 of my request, the time frame is January 1, 2012 to the present. The entities I may be inquiring about include but are not limited to:
Forcepoint
Raytheon Company
Stonesoft Corporation
Surfcontrol
PortAuthority Technologies
Websense International Ltd.
Karabunga Inc.
Websense SC Operations Ltd.
Websense

Sincerely,
Hugo Smith

From: Hugo Smith

New York Freedom of Information Law N.Y. Pub. Off. Law Ch. 47 Art. 6 § 87(b) specifically requires that an agency provide a response to a public records request within 20 business days, providing an estimated time frame or reason for the denial of the request.

By failing to respond to this request within the legally-mandated time frame, this agency is in violation of the law.

Please provide acknowledgement of this request and the responsive materials forthwith. If such materials cannot be produced, please provide an appropriate explanation for this rejection, as is dictated by this agency's legal obligations under the New York Freedom of Information Law. Your accelerated attention to this matter will be greatly appreciated.

From: Department of Education

Dear Mr. Smith,

Please see attached #F13,390 and #F13,911 FOIL Second Appeal Determination in response to your letter dated January 10, 2018 and received by this office on January 17, 2018. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office.

Regards,

Gina Vargas Leon
Office of General Counsel
NYC Department of Education
52 Chambers Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10007
Tel: (212) 374-6758
Email: GVargasleon@schools.nyc.gov<mailto:GVargasleon@schools.nyc.gov>
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From: Department of Education

Good morning,

Please find the attached letters concerning your requests.

Thank you.

From: Hugo Smith

Hello,

You indicated I would receive an update yesterday. Just checking in on this.

From: Hugo Smith

To Whom It May Concern:

I would like to appeal these requests on the basis they have been constructively denied.

In regard to my request F13,911, I was informed I would be provided the records from May 31, 2017 through February 1, 2018 by March 27, 2018. Your agency has failed to deliver these records or provide me with an updated completion date within the legally mandated 20 days. The Committee on Open Government states that if an agency “has failed to grant access by the specific date given beyond twenty business days,” the appeal may be considered to be constructively denied. It has been 33 business days since March 27, 2018 at the time of this request, and therefore I appeal the denial.

In regard to request F13,390, I was informed that I would be provided a response by March 27, 2018. On the same ground as the above, I appeal this request as well.

Please provide acknowledgement of this request and the responsive materials forthwith. If such materials cannot be produced, please provide an appropriate explanation for this rejection, as is dictated by this agency's legal obligations under the New York Freedom of Information Law. Your accelerated attention to this matter will be greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,
Hugo Smith

From: Department of Education

The request has been rejected by the agency.

From: Department of Education

Good Afternoon,

Attached please find a letter and records regarding your Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request.

Joana Marshall
Agency Attorney
New York City Department of Education
Office of the General Counsel
Freedom of Information Law Unit

From: Department of Education

Hello Mr. Smith -

Attached is a letter concerning your FOIL request. The disk referenced in the letter will be mailed to you.
Regards,

Joseph A. Baranello
Chief Privacy Officer and Agency Counsel
Office of the General Counsel
New York City Department of Education

  • F13,390-2018-07-09-partial response cover letter & D-110 ext

From: Department of Education

Hello -

Attached is a determination by Howard Friedman of your appeal.

Sincerely,

Joseph A. Baranello
Chief Privacy Officer and Agency Counsel
Office of the General Counsel
New York City Department of Education

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