Philadelphia PD Social Media Surveillance

Aaron Cantú filed this request with the Philadelphia Police Department of Philadelphia, PA.
Tracking # 2016-0262
Status
Completed

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From: Aaron Cantú

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Pennsylvania Right to Know Act, I hereby request a copy of all records or portions thereof pertaining to, or containing the following:

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 Philadelphia Police Department;

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 Philadelphia Police Department of 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 to access information from social media services.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public through the public information service MuckRock.com, 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.

Sincerely,

Aaron Cantú

From: Police RightToKnow

Mr. Cantu ,

Attached to this correspondence is the Philadelphia Police Department's 5 day acknowledgement to your Right to Know Request.
Best ,

The Philadelphia Police Department

From: Philadelphia Police Department

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Jeffrey Cohen

Dear Mr. Cantú,

The Philadelphia Police Department (PPD) is continuing to process your attached request, but it requires additional time to do so. PPD typically handles a high volume of requests, and your request in particular seeks a wide and broad variety of records, for which PPD requires additional time. A response to your request is currently due on Monday, April 4, 2016. Would you please grant PPD an additional two weeks (until Monday, April 18, 2016) to respond to this request?

Respectfully,

Jeffrey Cohen
Assistant City Solicitor, Pensions & Investments Division
City of Philadelphia Law Department
1515 Arch Street, 17th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 683-5022 (Phone)
(215) 683-5069 (Fax)

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From: Aaron Cantú

OK, I will grant the Philadelphia Police Department until Monday, April 18, 2016 to respond to this request.

Thank you,
Aaron Cantú

From: Jeffrey Cohen

Thank you kindly!
--Jeffrey Cohen

From: Police RightToKnow

Mr. Cantu ,

Attached to this correspondence is the Philadelphia Police Department's final determination of your Right To Know request.

Best ,

The Philadelphia Police Department

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