Palantir – NYC Special Enforcement

Brendan O'Connor filed this request with the Office of the Mayor of New York City, NY.
Tracking # 2016-0094
Status
Completed

Communications

From: Brendan O'Connor

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:

Copies of contracts with Palantir Technologies (New York City office: 15 Little W 12th St, New York, NY 10014) and related services over the past 5 years. If retrieving the contracts themselves is too burdensome please provide a list of contracts. Please note this is not a keyword search. Palantir Technologies is a contracting entity with the Agency.

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,

Brendan O'Connor

From: e-FOIL

Request ID: 2016-0094
Dear Brendan O'Connor:
This email is to acknowledge receipt of your request pursuant to the Freedom of Information Law received on 3/8/2016 5:31PM, for the following records:
"Copies of contracts with Palantir Technologies (New York City office: 15 Little W 12th St, New York, NY 10014) and related services over the past 5 years. If retrieving the contracts themselves is too burdensome please provide a list of contracts. Please note this is not a keyword search. Palantir Technologies is a contracting entity with the Agency."
Please note that although the Mayor’s Office receives a significant volume of FOIL requests, the Mayor’s Office strives to respond to all FOIL requests in a timely manner in the order in which they are received. Upon receiving a FOIL request, the Mayor’s Office endeavors to identify records responsive to your request by performing a search of potential custodians. If your request does not seek records within a specified date range, the Mayor's Office will search for records from the current calendar year. The time required to perform this search typically depends on the breadth of records requested. If records are identified that are potentially responsive, the Mayor’s Office must review those records to determine if any are not subject to disclosure under FOIL. For more information about what records are and are not subject to disclosure under FOIL, please see:
http://www.dos.ny.gov/coog/foil2.html (http://www.dos.ny.gov/coog/foil2.html)
We are currently investigating your request. We will provide an estimate of when we will be able to make a determination once we assess the scope of the request. Please make a note that to check the status of your request in the future, it has been assigned tracking number 2016-0094.
Sincerely,
Kiren Gopal
Special Advisor to the Counsel
Records Access Officer

From: e-FOIL

Dear Mr./Ms. O'Connor,
This email is to update you on your FOIL request submitted on 03/08/2016 for:
“Copies of contracts with Palantir Technologies (New York City office: 15 Little W 12th St, New York, NY 10014) and related services over the past 5 years. If retrieving the contracts themselves is too burdensome please provide a list of contracts. Please note this is not a keyword search. Palantir Technologies is a contracting entity with the Agency."
We have reviewed your request and estimate that we will be able to provide a determination on or before 04/22/2016.
Please note that although the Mayor’s Office receives a significant volume of FOIL requests, the Mayor’s Office strives to respond to all FOIL requests in a timely manner in the order in which they are received and we thank you for your patience.
Sincerely,
The Office of the Mayor

From: e-FOIL

Dear Mr./Ms. O'Connor,
This email is to update you on your FOIL request submitted on 03/08/2016 for:
“Copies of contracts with Palantir Technologies (New York City office: 15 Little W 12th St, New York, NY 10014) and related services over the past 5 years. If retrieving the contracts themselves is too burdensome please provide a list of contracts. Please note this is not a keyword search. Palantir Technologies is a contracting entity with the Agency."
Due to the volume of requests that we have received, we now estimate that we will be able to provide a determination on or before 04/29/2016.
Please note that although the Mayor’s Office receives a significant volume of FOIL requests, the Mayor’s Office strives to respond to all FOIL requests in a timely manner in the order in which they are received and we thank you for your patience.
Sincerely,
The Office of the Mayor

From: e-FOIL

Dear Mr./Ms. O'Connor,
This is a response to your request pursuant to the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) received on 03/08/2016 for:
“Copies of contracts with Palantir Technologies (New York City office: 15 Little W 12th St, New York, NY 10014) and related services over the past 5 years. If retrieving the contracts themselves is too burdensome please provide a list of contracts. Please note this is not a keyword search. Palantir Technologies is a contracting entity with the Agency."
On April 12, 2016, you received a response to your request from the Mayor's Office of Contract Services. As a result, request 2016-0094 has been closed.
You may appeal this determination in writing within thirty days by addressing such an appeal to Henry Berger, Records Appeals Officer -- HBerger@cityhall.nyc.gov.
Sincerely,
The Office of the Mayor

From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

We are hoping that you can please provide clarification regarding your last communication stating: "On April 12, 2016, you received a response to your request from the Mayor's Office of Contract Services. As a result, request 2016-0094 has been closed."

As can be seen on the attached communications thread, no communication was sent from your office on April 12; a search of all of received emails for the phrase "2016-0094" indicates that no communication was received containing that tracking number at any point on April 12, though our office did send you a follow up on that day.

Could you please clarify the communication to which you refer and provide a copy for our files?

Thanks so much,
Beryl, MuckRock

From: Kitsmarishvili, Anna

On April 12, 2016, you received a response to your request from the Mayor's Office of Contract Services. As a result, request 2016-0094 has been closed.

Sincerely,
Anna Kitsmarishvili
Paralegal

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