Communications and contracts with Titan and Gimbal (NYC DoITT)

Conor Skelding filed this request with the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications of New York City, NY .
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Communications

From: Conor Skelding

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 communications and contracts between DoITT and the following two companies, dated from January 1, 2013 through the date when this request is processed:

1. Titan, an outdoor media company
2. Gimbal, a San Diego company (http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/qualcomm-establishes-retail-solutions-subsidiary-as-standalone-company----gimbal-inc-257412701.html)

Records requested include letters, memoranda, emails, any attachments to emails, and other written communications.

Records requested also include any contracts agreed upon between the agency and either company.

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,

Conor Skelding

From: Baek, Jennifer

Dear Mr. Skelding:

I am writing to acknowledge your request pursuant to the Freedom of Information Law ("FOIL") for all communications and contracts between DoITT and Titan and Gimbal from January 1, 2013 to the present. The Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications ("DoITT") is looking into your request. If production of records responsive to your request within twenty business days is possible, DoITT will grant or deny your request within that time frame. If production within 20 business days is not possible, DoITT will send a letter updating you to that effect and at that time DoITT will provide you with a date certain for granting or denying your request.

Sincerely,
Jennifer

Jennifer Baek
Records Access Counsel
Office of the General Counsel
New York City Department of
Information Technology and Telecommunications
255 Greenwich Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10007
(646)769-2013
jbaek@doitt.nyc.gov<mailto:jbaek@doitt.nyc.gov>

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Confidentiality notice: This communication, including any attachments, is intended only for the person(s) or entity(ies) to which it is addressed and may contain confidential or legally privileged material. If you receive this message in error, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. Please notify the sender immediately of such error by telephone or by return e-mail and delete the message and all attachments from your computer and destroy any hard copy.
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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. 6, 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: FoilRequest

Dear Mr. Skelding:

Please find attached the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications' letter acknowledging your Freedom of Information Law request, dated October 6, 2014.

Thank you,
Jennifer

Jennifer Baek
Records Access Counsel
Office of the General Counsel
New York City Department of
Information Technology and Telecommunications
255 Greenwich Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10007
(646)769-2013
foilrequest@doitt.nyc.gov<mailto:foilrequest@doitt.nyc.gov>

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Confidentiality notice: This communication, including any attachments, is intended only for the person(s) or entity(ies) to which it is addressed and may contain confidential or legally privileged material. If you receive this message in error, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. Please notify the sender immediately of such error by telephone or by return e-mail and delete the message and all attachments from your computer and destroy any hard copy.

From: FoilRequest

Dear Mr. Skelding:

Please disregard the acknowledgment letter dated November 18, 2014. Your October 6, 2014 FOIL request is already pending.

Thank you,
Jennifer

From: Baek, Jennifer

Dear Mr. Skelding:

Attached is a letter informing you of additional time that is required to process for Freedom of Information Law request dated, October 6, 2014. Due to the high volume of records currently under review, the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (“DoITT”) will need an additional six months to process your request.

Your request regarding all communications between DoITT and Titan and Gimbal is an expansive one, which will likely retrieve tens of thousands of records. Each record will then have to be reviewed for redactions. In order to best assist you with what you are looking for, I recommend that you refine the scope of your request to specific matters you may be interested in. I am available to discuss refining your FOIL request, and can be reached at my contact information below.

Thank you,
Jennifer

Jennifer Baek
Records Access Counsel
Office of the General Counsel
New York City Department of
Information Technology and Telecommunications
255 Greenwich Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10007
(646)769-2013
jbaek@doitt.nyc.gov<mailto:jbaek@doitt.nyc.gov>

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Confidentiality notice: This communication, including any attachments, is intended only for the person(s) or entity(ies) to which it is addressed and may contain confidential or legally privileged material. If you receive this message in error, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. Please notify the sender immediately of such error by telephone or by return e-mail and delete the message and all attachments from your computer and destroy any hard copy.

From: Baek, Jennifer

Dear Mr. Skelding:

Attached is a letter informing you of additional time that is required to process for Freedom of Information Law request. Due to the high volume of records currently under review, the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (“DoITT”) will need an additional three months to process your request.

Your request regarding all communications between DoITT and Titan and Gimbal is an expansive one, which will likely retrieve tens of thousands of records. Each record will then have to be reviewed for redactions. In order to best assist you with what you are looking for, I recommend that you refine the scope of your request to specific matters you may be interested in. I am available to discuss refining your FOIL request, and can be reached at my contact information below.

Thank you,
Jennifer

Jennifer Baek
Records Access Counsel
Office of the General Counsel
New York City Department of
Information Technology and Telecommunications
255 Greenwich Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10007
(646)769-2013
jbaek@doitt.nyc.gov<mailto:jbaek@doitt.nyc.gov>

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Confidentiality notice: This communication, including any attachments, is intended only for the person(s) or entity(ies) to which it is addressed and may contain confidential or legally privileged material. If you receive this message in error, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. Please notify the sender immediately of such error by telephone or by return e-mail and delete the message and all attachments from your computer and destroy any hard copy.

From: Conor Skelding

Jennifer,

Thank you for writing. Is there a time next week to speak over the phone that works best for you?

Thank you.

Conor Skelding

From: Baek, Jennifer

Hi Conor,

Thank you for your email. I am available today if you would like to speak, and am relatively flexible next week as well. Please just let me know of a time that works best for you.

Best regards,
Jennifer

Jennifer Baek
Records Access Counsel
Office of the General Counsel
New York City Department of
Information Technology and Telecommunications
255 Greenwich Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10007
(646)769-2013
jbaek@doitt.nyc.gov<mailto:jbaek@doitt.nyc.gov>

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Confidentiality notice: This communication, including any attachments, is intended only for the person(s) or entity(ies) to which it is addressed and may contain confidential or legally privileged material. If you receive this message in error, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. Please notify the sender immediately of such error by telephone or by return e-mail and delete the message and all attachments from your computer and destroy any hard copy.

From: Baek, Jennifer

Hi Conor,

Just checking in again to see if you wanted to speak about your FOIL request. I would like to discuss the scope of your FOIL request, since as I read it now, there is a high volume of documents currently under review. Please let me know when you are free and I’ll set up a call. I look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you,
Jennifer

Jennifer Baek
Records Access Counsel
Office of the General Counsel
New York City Department of
Information Technology and Telecommunications
255 Greenwich Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10007
(646)769-2013
jbaek@doitt.nyc.gov<mailto:jbaek@doitt.nyc.gov>

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Confidentiality notice: This communication, including any attachments, is intended only for the person(s) or entity(ies) to which it is addressed and may contain confidential or legally privileged material. If you receive this message in error, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. Please notify the sender immediately of such error by telephone or by return e-mail and delete the message and all attachments from your computer and destroy any hard copy.

From: Baek, Jennifer

Dear Mr. Skelding:

I am writing in reference to your request pursuant to the New York Freedom of Information Law (“FOIL”) for copies of all communications and contracts between the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (“DoITT”) and Titan and Gimbal, respectively, for the time period January 1, 2013 through the date your FOIL request is processed.

DoITT received your FOIL request on October 6, 2014. Given the very large volume of records that would require individualized review in order to respond to your request, I asked you on November 19, 2014, if you could refine the scope of your request to “specific matters you may be interested in.” You did not respond.

Again on May 21, 2015, I requested that you refine the scope of your request. On June 5, 2015, you responded via email requesting to speak over the phone. I responded the same day with my availability, but did not hear back. I followed up with you on June 18, 2015, requesting to speak with you about your request. As of today, I have not heard back from you regarding this FOIL request.

An initial search for documents potentially responsive to your request produced 6,379 pages of materials. Many of these documents concern routine business with Titan such as e-mails to schedule meetings.

Please respond by August 7, 2015, either narrowing the scope of your FOIL request or forwarding a check in the amount of $1,594 payable to the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications, to cover the cost of copying the initially identified documents after I have reviewed and redacted them in accordance with applicable law. If I do not hear from you by August 7, I will conclude that you are no longer interested in pursuing this FOIL request.

Sincerely,

Jennifer

Jennifer Baek
Records Access Counsel
Office of the General Counsel
New York City Department of
Information Technology and Telecommunications
255 Greenwich Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10007
(646)769-2013
jbaek@doitt.nyc.gov<mailto:jbaek@doitt.nyc.gov>

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Confidentiality notice: This communication, including any attachments, is intended only for the person(s) or entity(ies) to which it is addressed and may contain confidential or legally privileged material. If you receive this message in error, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. Please notify the sender immediately of such error by telephone or by return e-mail and delete the message and all attachments from your computer and destroy any hard copy.

From: Baek, Jennifer

Dear Mr. Skelding:

Please be advised that your FOIL request with the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications is now closed. If you wish to continue pursuing your request, please file a new FOIL request, which you can do by emailing foilrequest@doitt.nyc.gov<mailto:foilrequest@doitt.nyc.gov>. If and when you do file a new request, please provide me with your contact information so that I may better reach out to you regarding any questions I may have regarding your request.

Thank you,
Jennifer

Jennifer Baek
Records Access Counsel
Office of the General Counsel
New York City Department of
Information Technology and Telecommunications
255 Greenwich Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10007
(646)769-2013
foilrequest@doitt.nyc.gov<mailto:foilrequest@doitt.nyc.gov>

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Confidentiality notice: This communication, including any attachments, is intended only for the person(s) or entity(ies) to which it is addressed and may contain confidential or legally privileged material. If you receive this message in error, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. Please notify the sender immediately of such error by telephone or by return e-mail and delete the message and all attachments from your computer and destroy any hard copy.

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