|Multi Request||50 More Fun Words (2018)|
|Submitted||June 11, 2019|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:
Copies of emails sent to or from either the director's office (or equivalent) as well as their chief of staff (or equivalent) and executive director (or equivalent) containing any of the following 50 (non-case sensitive) words between 1 January 2018 and the present:
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 20 business days, as the statute requires.
Attached is our acknowledgment of your DHS FOIA request. If you need to contact this office again concerning your request, please provide the DHS reference number. This will enable us to quickly retrieve the information you are seeking and reduce our response time. This office can be reached at 866-431-0486.
DHS Privacy Office
Disclosure & FOIA Program
Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Drive, SW
Washington, DC 20528-0655
Telephone: 1-866-431-0486 or 202-343-1743
Visit our FOIA website (http://www.dhs.gov/foia)
1. You insist I specify the offices. If you read the request, I did so.
2. You insist I specify a date range. If you read the request, I did so.
3. Case law establishes that the request is not unduly burdensome. See Shapiro v. CIA, No. 14-00019, 2016 WL 1069646 (D.D.C. Mar. 17, 2016) (Cooper, J.) which specifically addresses the issue of keyword searches. Note that it also addresses the failure of agencies to specify how or why it is unduly burdensome, as you have, and that this alone is grounds for rejection of the claim. If you insist, I can provide case law specifically addresses the issue of email searches. Be advised that the eDiscovery capabilities of your systems are documented.