NC State University Police Department

Working Narratives filed this request with the North Carolina State University Police Department of North Carolina.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: Nick Szuberla

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to North Carolina Public Records Law (G.S. §§ 132-1 through 132-10), I hereby request the following documents:

1. All records regarding the purchase of, acquisition of, installation of, subscription to, payment for, or agreements concerning software designed to access information from social media services;

2. All records that contain any information about the functioning of software designed to access information from social media services that is used or has been used by the NC State University Police Department;

3. All records regarding correspondence about or with a company that offers software designed to access information from social media services, including but not limited to all correspondence about or with the companies Brightplaent, Geofeedia, Intrado Inc, LifeRaft, Magnet Forensics, Media Sonar, Signal Corporation, and ZeroFOX;

4. All records regarding the policies that govern access to or use of software designed to access information from social media services;

5. All training materials and all records used to instruct members of your agency in the proper use of software designed to access information from social media services or of the information such software is capable of accessing;

6. All records regarding the sharing with entities outside the NC State University Police Department of information obtained from or obtained by using software designed to access information from social media services;

7. All records referencing social media profiles, comments, posts, messages, or events accessed or retained from social media services through use of software designed to access information from social media 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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.

Sincerely,

Nick Szuberla

From: Aubry Dix

Good morning Mr. Szuberla,

I acknowledge receipt of your public records request received on October
28, 2016. Your request has been added to our public records request list
and will be answered as promptly as possible. Please feel free to contact
me if you have any additional questions or requests.

Best regards,

Aubry Dix

--
Aubry Dix
University Records Officer
Office of General Counsel
North Carolina State University
Campus Box 7008
304 Holladay Hall
Raleigh, NC 27695-7008
919-515-1690 (phone)
919-515-3060 (fax)
aadix@ncsu.edu
http://www.ncsu.edu/general_counsel/

From: Aubry Dix

Good morning,

Thank you for your follow up response. We cannot anticipate a time for
completing this request; however, we are currently processing your request
and will follow up with a response as promptly as possible.

Thank you,

Aubry Dix

--
Aubry Dix
University Records Officer
Office of General Counsel
North Carolina State University
Campus Box 7008
304 Holladay Hall
Raleigh, NC 27695-7008
919-515-1690 (phone)
919-515-3060 (fax)
aadix@ncsu.edu
http://www.ncsu.edu/general_counsel/

From: Aubry Dix

Good morning,

This email serves as North Carolina State University's final response to
your public records request submitted on October 28, 2016.

The information that you requested is exempt from public records disclosure
under N.C.G.S. § 132-1.7(a2); therefore, we do not have any public records
responsive to your request.

Please let me know if you have any additional requests.

Best regards,

Aubry Dix

--
Aubry Dix
University Records Officer
Office of General Counsel
North Carolina State University
Campus Box 7008
304 Holladay Hall
Raleigh, NC 27695-7008
919-515-1690 (phone)
919-515-3060 (fax)
aadix@ncsu.edu
http://www.ncsu.edu/general_counsel/

From: Nick Szuberla

Mr Dix, Thanks for your response. NC State University has denied access to responsive records without providing a general characterization of what those records are. We therefore request that you provide a written index of the documents the university has deemed exempt from disclosure. Regards, Working Narratives

From: Aubry Dix

Good afternoon,

As expressed in our previous email, we have characterized your request as
seeking records exempt from public records disclosure under N.C.G.S. §
132-1.7(a2), and have expressed that we do not have any public records
responsive to your request. Based upon NC State's compliance to respond to
this request as promptly as possible we have identified your request as
being fulfilled.

Thank you,

Aubry Dix

--
Aubry Dix
University Records Officer
Office of General Counsel
North Carolina State University
Campus Box 7008
304 Holladay Hall
Raleigh, NC 27695-7008
919-515-1690 (phone)
919-515-3060 (fax)
aadix@ncsu.edu
http://www.ncsu.edu/general_counsel/

From: Nick Szuberla

Mr Dix,

Thanks for your patience. Please release the nonexempt portions of the requested records with the exempt portions removed or redacted.

News accounts (see below) underscore the substantial public interest sought through this request. Given the ongoing and widespread media attention given to social media surveillance, there is no "sensitive public security information" as defined in N.C.G.S. § 132-1.7(a2), and the records sought will significantly contribute to public understanding of an issue of profound public importance.

"All your social media posts now sorted by location and up for sale "October 2014

http://venturebeat.com/2014/10/15/all-your-social-media-posts-are-now-in-the-public-domain-forever/

"Social media surveillance could have a devastating effect on free speech. Here's why." January 2016

https://mic.com/articles/132756/social-media-surveillance-could-have-a-devastating-impact-on-free-speech-here-s-why#.qiWUNzGxy

"The CIA is investing in firms that mine your tweets and Instagram photos" April 2016

https://theintercept.com/2016/04/14/in-undisclosed-cia-investments-social-media-mining-looms-large/

"You are being followed: The business of social media surveillance" May 2016

https://littlesis.org/news/2016/05/18/you-are-being-followed-the-business-of-social-media-surveillance/

"Police use social media surveillance tool to scan social media, ACLU says" October 2016

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/12/technology/aclu-facebook-twitter-instagram-geofeedia.html

"Facebook, Twitter and Instagram sent feeds that helped police track minorities in Ferguson and Baltimore, report says" October 2016

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2016/10/11/facebook-twitter-and-instagram-sent-feeds-that-helped-police-track-minorities-in-ferguson-and-baltimore-aclu-says/

From: Aubry Dix

Good morning Mr. Szuberla,

I acknowledge receipt of your public records request received on November
28, 2016. Your request has been added to our public records request list
and will be answered as promptly as possible. Please feel free to contact
me if you have any additional questions or requests.

Best regards,

Aubry Dix

--
Aubry Dix
University Records Officer
Office of General Counsel
North Carolina State University
Campus Box 7008
304 Holladay Hall
Raleigh, NC 27695-7008
919-515-1690 (phone)
919-515-3060 (fax)
aadix@ncsu.edu
http://www.ncsu.edu/general_counsel/

From: Aubry Dix

Good morning,

This email serves as North Carolina State University's final response to
your public records request submitted on November 28, 2016. In the request
you asked for the following information:

1. All records of any disciplinary proceedings brought against any
student for speech or images posted on an online social network;

2. All records of any referral to law enforcement of any student for
speech or images posted on an online social network;

3. Any records, policies, training or guidelines issued to North
Carolina State University employees regarding the referrals of students to
law enforcement;

4. Any records, policies, training or guidelines issued to North
Carolina State University employees regarding the searching, monitoring,
collections, sharing, referral for discipline or punishment of student
speech or images posted on an online social network.

The response to these items are listed below. Please feel free to contact
me if you have any additional requests.

Response 1: Any records in the custody of NC State University pertaining to
this question is confidential and protected by the Family Educational
Rights and Privacy Act.

Response 2: NC State University Police Department has no records responsive
to this request.

Response 3: We construe this request as vague. As to the reporting of
crimes, NC State directs all reports to NC State University Police
Department. Information regarding reporting may be found here
<http://campuspolice.ehps.ncsu.edu/files/2914/7681/5777/Clery_2016_ASR_Final_Final_N0018655xC1D49.pdf>
on pp. 15-17.

Response 4: The information that you requested as it relates to NC State
University Police Department employees is exempt from public records
disclosure under N.C.G.S. § 132-1.7(a2); therefore, we do not have any
public records responsive to this request as it relates to these employees.
As to other employees, NC State has no records responsive to your request.

Please let me know if you have any additional requests.

Best regards,

Aubry Dix

--
Aubry Dix
University Records Officer
Office of General Counsel
North Carolina State University
Campus Box 7008
304 Holladay Hall
Raleigh, NC 27695-7008
919-515-1690 (phone)
919-515-3060 (fax)
aadix@ncsu.edu
http://www.ncsu.edu/general_counsel/

From: Aubry Dix

Good morning,

This is muck rocks third request for a record response that was provided to
you on January 13th and January 23rd. Please find below NC State's response
that was provided to Muck Rock on the 13th and 23rd below.

We ask that if this is an automated message that you please mark this
request as fulfilled or notify other offices that this request has been
fulfilled.

Thank you,

Aubry
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Aubry Dix <aadix@ncsu.edu>
Date: Mon, Jan 23, 2017 at 9:19 AM
Subject: Fwd: Public Record Request
To: requests@muckrock.com

Good morning,

Please see below the response that was forwarded to muckrock on January 13,
2016.

Best regards,

Aubry

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Aubry Dix <aadix@ncsu.edu>
Date: Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 11:56 AM
Subject: Public Record Request
To: requests@muckrock.com

Good morning,

This email serves as North Carolina State University's final response to
your public records request submitted on November 28, 2016. In the request
you asked for the following information:

1. All records of any disciplinary proceedings brought against any
student for speech or images posted on an online social network;

2. All records of any referral to law enforcement of any student for
speech or images posted on an online social network;

3. Any records, policies, training or guidelines issued to North
Carolina State University employees regarding the referrals of students to
law enforcement;

4. Any records, policies, training or guidelines issued to North
Carolina State University employees regarding the searching, monitoring,
collections, sharing, referral for discipline or punishment of student
speech or images posted on an online social network.

The response to these items are listed below. Please feel free to contact
me if you have any additional requests.

Response 1: Any records in the custody of NC State University pertaining to
this question is confidential and protected by the Family Educational
Rights and Privacy Act.

Response 2: NC State University Police Department has no records responsive
to this request.

Response 3: We construe this request as vague. As to the reporting of
crimes, NC State directs all reports to NC State University Police
Department. Information regarding reporting may be found here
<http://campuspolice.ehps.ncsu.edu/files/2914/7681/5777/Clery_2016_ASR_Final_Final_N0018655xC1D49.pdf>
on pp. 15-17.

Response 4: The information that you requested as it relates to NC State
University Police Department employees is exempt from public records
disclosure under N.C.G.S. § 132-1.7(a2); therefore, we do not have any
public records responsive to this request as it relates to these employees.
As to other employees, NC State has no records responsive to your request.

Please let me know if you have any additional requests.

Best regards,

Aubry Dix

--
Aubry Dix
University Records Officer
Office of General Counsel
North Carolina State University
Campus Box 7008
304 Holladay Hall
Raleigh, NC 27695-7008
919-515-1690 <(919)%20515-1690> (phone)
919-515-3060 <(919)%20515-3060> (fax)
aadix@ncsu.edu
http://www.ncsu.edu/general_counsel/

--
Aubry Dix
University Records Officer
Office of General Counsel
North Carolina State University
Campus Box 7008
304 Holladay Hall
Raleigh, NC 27695-7008
919-515-1690 <(919)%20515-1690> (phone)
919-515-3060 <(919)%20515-3060> (fax)
aadix@ncsu.edu
http://www.ncsu.edu/general_counsel/

--
Aubry Dix
University Records Officer
Office of General Counsel
North Carolina State University
Campus Box 7008
304 Holladay Hall
Raleigh, NC 27695-7008
919-515-1690 (phone)
919-515-3060 (fax)
aadix@ncsu.edu
http://www.ncsu.edu/general_counsel/

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