Pennsylvania -- State Forensics

Joseph Cox filed this request with the Pennsylvania State Police of Pennsylvania.
Tracking # 2016-0471
Status
Completed

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From: Joseph Cox

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Pennsylvania Right to Know Act:

### Background ###

Law enforcement often make use of mobile phone forensics tools. These can be used to extract data from a seized smartphone, such as contact lists, photos, messages and more. Some devices can also be used to bypass the lock or PIN code on phones.

My request is in relation to all mobile phone forensics tools, including hardware, such as devices provided by a company called Cellebrite, and software, such as analysis programs sold by COMPELSON Labs.

### Request ###

I hereby request the following records:

Records regarding the acquisition, maintenance, upgrade and subscription costs of mobile phone forensics software and/or hardware, including invoices, purchases orders, contracts, loan agreements, procurement documents (but not limited to solicitation documents or notices of proposed contracts, proposed bids, unsolicited proposals, and/or documents justifying contracting without full and open competition), correspondence with companies providing the software and/or hardware (including, but not limited to Cellebrite, IP-Box, Kessler, and COMPELSON Labs), and similar documents, from January 1st 2010 to the date of this request.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In order to help to determine my status to assess fees, you should know that I am journalist writing for Motherboard, VICE's technology and science site, and that this request is being made as part of news gathering.

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,

Joseph Cox

From: Pennsylvania State Police

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: SP, PSP RIGHT TO KNOW

Mr. Cox

Please be advised that our office received your RTK request 2016-0471 on June 16, 2016. An interim response, not a final response, to your request will be placed in
the today. The PSP will require up to an additional 30 days in which to respond to your request.

Thank you

From: SP, PSP RIGHT TO KNOW

Good Morning Mr. Cox,

A final response to RTK request 2016-0471 is due on July 25, 2016.

Thank you

From: Pennsylvania State Police

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: SP, PSP RIGHT TO KNOW

Good Morning Mr. Cox,

A final response will be sent today, July 25, 2016 for RTK request 2016-0471.

Thank you

From: Pennsylvania State Police

A letter stating the requester must agree to or prepay assessed or estimated fees in order for the agency to continue processing the request.

From: Pennsylvania State Police

A letter stating the requester must agree to or prepay assessed or estimated fees in order for the agency to continue processing the request.

From: MuckRock.com


To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $25.45 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: SP, PSP RIGHT TO KNOW

Good Morning,

The response to RTKL request 2016-0471 was completed and the responsive records were mailed on July 25, 2016.

Thank you

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