Blackwell Leak of Million SSNs

Emma Best filed this request with the Office of the Attorney General - Ohio of Ohio.
Tracking # 2017-REE-00640-F
Status
Rejected

Communications

From: Michael Best

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Ohio Open Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

Materials related to the investigation of the March 1, 2006 released of a list of 1.2 million Social Security numbers of Ohio citizens on a website along with their business filings by Ken Blackwell's office.

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government for AND Magazine, MuckRock and Glomar Disclosure. My articles have been widely read, with some reaching over 100,000 readers. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established.

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,

Michael Best

From: Jill Del Greco

Michael Best

MuckRock.com

11/17/2016

RE: Public Records Request

Dear Michael,

The Ohio Attorney General's Office, Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) received on 11/17/2016, your public records request. Specifically, you requested the following:

Materials related to the investigation of the March 1, 2006 released of a list of 1.2 million Social Security numbers of Ohio citizens on a website along with their business filings by Ken Blackwell's office.

Your request is being considered under the Ohio Public Records Act codified in Ohio R.C. 149.43. We are currently reviewing BCI records to determine whether there are any that respond to your request and whether disclosure is permissible under applicable state and federal laws and regulations.

If you have questions or concerns about your request, please feel free to contact me at 614-728-4946.

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Jill Del Greco
Public Information Officer - Communications
Office of Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine
Office number: 614-728-4946
Cell number: 614-301-1827
Section number: 614-466-3840
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From: Jill Del Greco

Michael:

Please see attached.

Thank you,

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Jill Del Greco
Public Information Officer - Communications
Office of Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine
Office number: 614-728-4946
Cell number: 614-301-1827
Section number: 614-466-3840
jill.delgreco@OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov<mailto:jill.delgreco@OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov>
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From: Michael Best

I am appealing the decision to deny my request, as I did not address my request to the Bureau of Criminal Investigation. Further, an investigation was publicly stated to have been launched by Jim Petro, then Republican Attorney General of Ohio, who cited a legal requirement to "investigate any state entity where there may be a risk of a loss of private data."

From: Jill Del Greco

Hi Michael,

We are reviewing your request, and we will get back with you in a reasonable amount of time.

Thank you,

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Jill Del Greco
Public Information Officer - Communications
Office of Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine
Office number: 614-728-4946
Cell number: 614-301-1827
Section number: 614-466-3840
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From: Jill Del Greco

Michael -

Please see the attached letter.

Thank you,

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Jill Del Greco
Public Information Officer - Communications
Office of Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine
Office number: 614-728-4946
Cell number: 614-301-1827
Section number: 614-466-3840
jill.delgreco@OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov<mailto:jill.delgreco@OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov>
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From: Jill Del Greco

Michael:

Our response to you on January 13th was the final response.

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