High Tech Crime Consortium ListServ (Philadelphia Housing Authority)

Emma North-Best filed this request with the Philadelphia Housing Authority of Philadelphia, PA.
Multi Request High Tech Crime Consortium ListServ


From: Emma North-Best

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Pennsylvania Right to Know Act, I hereby request the following records:

Copies of emails sent to, from, or through the High Tech Crime Consortium ListServ. The emails may be identified by having one or more of the following:

* A sender with a display name of either "High Tech Crime Consortium Listserv" or "High Tech Crime Consortium"
* A subject containing either "HTCC" or "[HTCC]"
* Sent to or from an email address containing "htcc" or hightechcrimecops.org

You may limit this request to records generated between April 1, 1998 and the date of the processing of this request.

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers in outlets such as Gizmodo, MuckRock, Motherboard, Property of the People, Unicorn Riot, and The Outline, among others. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the library Internet Archive and the journalist non-profit MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.

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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Emma Best

From: Philadelphia Housing Authority

Good morning,

Your request for records under the Pa. Right-to-Know Law (RTKL) was
received on August 11, 2020, so that a response would normally be due by
August 18, 2020. However, due to the scope and extended time period
involved in your request, we will be requiring the 30 day extension
available to us for response under the RTKL.

Therefore, you will have our final response no later than September 17,

Thank you.

Andrea Bowman
Agency Open Records Officer
Philadelphia Housing Authority
2013 Ridge Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19121

From: Philadelphia Housing Authority

Good afternoon,

Your request is granted, except for redacting one personal e-mail address,
on multiple documents. The redaction is pursuant to 67 P.S. ยง

You have the right to appeal that redaction in writing to the Office of
Open Records (OOR), 333 Market St., 16th Floor, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
17101-2234. If you choose to file an appeal you must do so within 15
business days of the mailing date of this response and send to the OOR: 1)
this response; 2) your request; and 3) the reason why you think the agency
is wrong in its denial. Also, the OOR has an appeal form available on the
OOR website at: https://www.openrecords.pa.gov/Appeals/AppealForm.cfm

Andrea Bowman
Agency Open Records Officer
Philadelphia Housing Authority
2013 Ridge Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19121