North Carolina Department of Public Safety Social Media Surveillance

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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 North Carolina Department of Public Safety or the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation;

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 North Carolina Department of Public Safety 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 o 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: Walker, Pamela

Mr. Szuberla:

We are in receipt of your request, but need some clarity. The request repeatedly asks for records pertaining to those “designed to access information from social media services.” Do you mean for investigative purposes? Please advise.

Pamela Walker
Communications Director
North Carolina Department of Public Safety
Prevent ~Protect~Prepare

512 N. Salisbury Street
MSC 4202
Raleigh, NC 27699-4202
(919) 733-5027
Pamela.walker@ncdps.gov

From: Nick Szuberla

Hi Pamela, Yes, for investigative purposes or as part of any security measures.

"Subject: RE: Public Records Law Request: North Carolina Department of Public Safety Social Media Surveillance
Mr. Szuberla:

We are in receipt of your request, but need some clarity. The request repeatedly asks for records pertaining to those “designed to access information from social media services.” Do you mean for investigative purposes? Please advise.

Pamela Walker
Communications Director
North Carolina Department of Public Safety
Prevent ~Protect~Prepare

512 N. Salisbury Street
MSC 4202
Raleigh, NC 27699-4202
(919) 733-5027
Pamela.walker@ncdps.gov

From: North Carolina Department of Public Safety

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Walker, Pamela

Still working on it, but so far it is looking like nothing responsive.

Pamela Walker
Communications Director
North Carolina Department of Public Safety
Prevent ~Protect~Prepare

512 N. Salisbury Street
MSC 4202
Raleigh, NC 27699-4202
(919) 733-5027
Pamela.walker@ncdps.gov

From: Nick Szuberla

Hi Pamela,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Nick Szuberla

From: Walker, Pamela

Mr. Szuberla:
After surveying our law enforcement and investigative section managers, it has been determined that we have no records responsive to your request.
Sincerely,

Pamela Walker
Communications Director
North Carolina Department of Public Safety
Prevent ~Protect~Prepare

512 N. Salisbury Street
MSC 4202
Raleigh, NC 27699-4202
(919) 733-5027
Pamela.walker@ncdps.gov

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