|Multi Request||Communications with contractor Netsential|
|Submitted||July 23, 2020|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the South Dakota Open Records Law, I hereby request the following records:
All electronic communications, including emails, with Netsential, a Texas-based web hosting firm that contracts with local law enforcement, the FBI, and DHS. Netsential was recently the source of the hacked data known as BlueLeaks. I am especially seeking information about contracts Netsential has received to create and maintain websites and other digital services for the FBI, FBI-affiliated organizations, LE, and various intelligence fusion centers. Please also search for communications with Stephen Gartrell, the founder of Netsential.
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 business days, as the statute requires.
I have attached our response to your request.
Department of Public Safety
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