Equifax investigation (Office of the Attorney General)

Russ Kick filed this request with the Office of the Attorney General of Rhode Island.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: Russ Kick

Dear Public Records Officer:

This is a request under the Rhode Island Access to Public Records Act.

According to numerous news reports, Equifax Inc. has said that Attorneys General from all 50 states have been investigating/probing Equifax's actions regarding the massive info breach that the company revealed in September 2017.

I hereby request the following:

1) All INTERIM and FINAL/CLOSING reports, memos, and similar documents that your office has created regarding the Equifax breach.

2) All letters and similar correspondence sent to Equifax, informing them of your findings, requirements, etc.

3) All documents that Equifax has sent to your office in the course of the investigation/probe.

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 over $10, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request be filled electronically, by email attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you for your assistance.

Sincerely,

Russ Kick

From: Office of the Attorney General

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Dear Mr. Kick:

Your Access to Public Records Act (“APRA”) Request has been forwarded to me for response. By email dated September 13, 2018, you seek:

“All interim and final/closing reports, memos, and similar documents that your office has created regarding the Equifax breach.

All letters and similar correspondence sent to Equifax, informing them of your findings, requirements, etc.

All documents that Equifax has sent to your office in the course of the investigation/probe.”

With respect to the three categories listed, please be advised that no documents are responsive to Category 2, and therefore, none can be provided. See R.I Gen. Laws § 38-2-3(h). Out of an abundance of caution, there exists one (1) potentially responsive document consisting of two (2) pages in Category 2; however, it is exempt pursuant to R.I. Gen. Laws §§ 38-2-2(4)(M). With respect to the remaining two categories please be advised that this Department’s investigatory records and any internal memorandum or work product would be exempt from disclosure. See R.I. Gen. Laws §§ 38-2-2(4)(E), (K), and (P). All investigatory records with the exception of any records of final action are exempt from public disclosure and no reasonably segregable portion can be provided. There are no records of final actions, and as such, none can be provided. See R.I. Gen. Laws § 38-2-3(h).

This decision can be appealed pursuant to R.I. Gen. Laws § 38-2-8.

Lisa A. Pinsonneault | Special Assistant Attorney General
Civil Division
The State of Rhode Island | Office of the Attorney General
150 South Main Street | Providence, RI - 02903
Office: +1 401 274 4400 | Ext:2297
lpinsonneault@riag.ri.gov<mailto:lpinsonneault@riag.ri.gov>|www.riag.ri.gov<http://www.riag.ri.gov/>

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