Geolocation data providers (Office of the Attorney General - Ohio)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Office of the Attorney General - Ohio of Ohio.
Tracking #

21-145

Multi Request Geolocation data providers
Status
Completed

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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) seeks records describing the relationship between your agency and third-party providers of geolocation data. In particular, we seek records related to:
• the location data provider Gravy Analytics and its subsidiary Venntel
• Babel Street’s service Locate X.

For the purposes of this request, the term “geolocation data” refers to GPS data acquired from cell phone apps, connected vehicles, or other connected devices, or from third-party aggregators of such data, which pertains to the location of individual persons or devices, whether identified or de-identified.

We request the following records for the period between January 1, 2015 and the present:

- All contracts or written agreements between Office of the Attorney General - Ohio, or consultants thereof, and Gravy Analytics, Venntel, or Babel Street;
- All presentations, marketing materials, or proposals by contractors, subcontractors, or consultants working with Office of the Attorney General - Ohio relating to the use of geolocation data from Gravy Analytics, Venntel, or Babel Street;
- All technical documentation, guides, presentations, or policies describing access to, storage of, or use of geolocation data acquired from Gravy Analytics, Venntel, or Babel Street;
- All privacy policies, memoranda of understanding, data-sharing agreements, or terms of use applying to geolocation data acquired from Gravy Analytics, Venntel, or Babel Street;
- All written communications, emails, and attachments between Office of the Attorney General - Ohio and Gravy Analytics, Venntel, or Babel Street;
- All written communications, emails, and attachments between Office of the Attorney General - Ohio and INRIX.

If your office or agency contracts with a company not named here for geolocation data, provision of the alternate organization and equivalent responsive materials would be greatly appreciated.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public. This request is being made in the public interest and 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.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton
Investigative Researcher, Electronic Frontier Foundation
beryl.lipton@eff.org

From: Office of the Attorney General - Ohio

Good morning,

I am writing in response to the fax received by our office on August 23, 2021. Please note that our office sent the response to your public records request on August 4, 2021. As a courtesy, we have attached the email and records initially sent to you on that date. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Thank you,

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MacKenzie S. Clayton
Paralegal - Constitutional Offices
Office of Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost
Office number: 614-728-8121
Fax number: 866-818-6354
MacKenzie.Clayton@OhioAGO.gov<mailto:MacKenzie.Clayton@OhioAGO.gov>

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