|Multi Request||Google Alerts|
|Submitted||July 25, 2020|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the California Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:
A. Copies of emailed Google Alert subscription confirmations received between January 1, 2016 and the date of the processing of this request.
B. Copies of all emailed Google Alerts received between January 1, 2016 and the date of the processing of this request. Google Alerts may be identified by any or all of the following:
1. Containing the phrase "Google Alert" in the Subject line
2. Being sent by an email address with the display name "Google Alerts"
3. Being sent from the email address email@example.com
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.
As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.
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 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.
Good afternoon, Ms. Best-
Your request has been received. As the Department has over 1,400 personnel, the process of fulfilling your request would necessitate compiling, examining, and producing an enormous volume of records. The Department requests that you narrow down your request to specific employees. Also, please note that as "Google Alerts" is a based on users signing up to receive the alerts, not all employees will have subscribed to receive them.
April Benoit #1180N
Research & Development
San Jose Police Department
201 W. Mission St. San Jose, CA 95110
Main: (408) 277-5200 | Direct: (408) 537-1658