School social media surveillance contracts and policies

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the University of Texas, Austin of Texas.
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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Absolutely any and all policies, procedures, contracts, agreements, regulations, or other directive materials related to the use of social media by students and social media surveillance and associated software. Please provide all responsive materials held by this institution's Department of Administration, Department of Athletics, and Department of Public Safety, or police force.

Please include in this request:

• Any and all contracts, agreements, associated exhibits, amendments, and other other associated materials for relationships with social media monitoring services by any department under the umbrella of this University, including but not limited to those with YouDiligence, Varsity Monitor, or any similar entities used to monitor students' online presence.

• Any and all policies and procedures regarding the use or regulation of students' social media by faculty, employees, athletic personnel, or any other individuals under the umbrella of this University.

• Any and all directives regarding the use of social media by faculty, employees, athletic personnel, or any other individuals under the umbrella of this University.

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.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From: Muckrock Staff

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following request, copied below. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: University of Texas, Austin

Mr. Lipton,

We have no record of the email you reference below.

Bob Davis
Open Records Coordinator
The University of Texas at Austin \m/
(512) 471-3567

From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Absolutely any and all policies, procedures, contracts, agreements, regulations, or other directive materials related to the use of social media by students and social media surveillance and associated software. Please provide all responsive materials held by this institution's Department of Administration, Department of Athletics, and Department of Public Safety, or police force.

Please include in this request:

• Any and all contracts, agreements, associated exhibits, amendments, and other other associated materials for relationships with social media monitoring services by any department under the umbrella of this University, including but not limited to those with YouDiligence, Varsity Monitor, or any similar entities used to monitor students' online presence.

• Any and all policies and procedures regarding the use or regulation of students' social media by faculty, employees, athletic personnel, or any other individuals under the umbrella of this University.

• Any and all directives regarding the use of social media by faculty, employees, athletic personnel, or any other individuals under the umbrella of this University.

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.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From: University of Texas, Austin

Mr. Lipton,

Thank you for your email. However, any open records request seeking access to records of The University of Texas at Austin should be directed to the Senior Vice President and Custodian of Records as follows:

VIA E-MAIL
cfo@austin.utexas.edu
Mr. Darrell Bazzell
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

VIA TELEFACSIMILE
(512) 471-7742
Mr. Darrell Bazzell
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
The University of Texas at Austin
PO Box 8179
Austin, Texas 78713-8179

VIA US MAIL
Mr. Darrell Bazzell
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
The University of Texas at Austin
PO Box 8179
Austin, Texas 78713-8179

State law provides that The University can designate a person that is authorized to receive e-mail or faxed requests for open records. If The University makes such a designation, the Texas Public Information Act is only activated if the request is directed to the assigned individual. Pursuant to Section 552.301(c), Government Code, the Custodian of Records has been designated to receive all electronic mail requests for public information. The University is not responsible for responding to electronic mail and fax requests sent to any electronic mail address other than the email address for the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and Custodian of Records cited above.

Bob Davis
Open Records Coordinator
The University of Texas at Austin \m/
(512) 471-3567

From: Muckrock Staff

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Absolutely any and all policies, procedures, contracts, agreements, regulations, or other directive materials related to the use of social media by students and social media surveillance and associated software. Please provide all responsive materials held by this institution's Department of Administration, Department of Athletics, and Department of Public Safety, or police force.

Please include in this request:

• Any and all contracts, agreements, associated exhibits, amendments, and other other associated materials for relationships with social media monitoring services by any department under the umbrella of this University, including but not limited to those with YouDiligence, Varsity Monitor, or any similar entities used to monitor students' online presence.

• Any and all policies and procedures regarding the use or regulation of students' social media by faculty, employees, athletic personnel, or any other individuals under the umbrella of this University.

• Any and all directives regarding the use of social media by faculty, employees, athletic personnel, or any other individuals under the umbrella of this University.

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.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From: University of Texas, Austin

Mr. Lipton,

Your below email states that it is a follow up to a previous request, but we have not formally received the request to which you refer. By sending this email, are you intending to submit a new request to The University of Texas at Austin? If so, please resubmit it as a new request and not as a follow up. Much appreciated.

Bob Davis
Open Records Coordinator
The University of Texas at Austin \m/
(512) 471-3567

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