Agency-wide emails, Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board

Joshua Eaton filed this request with the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board of the United States of America.

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From: Joshua Eaton

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

All agency-wide emails sent or received between Jan. 20, 2017, and the date your office processes this request, inclusive.

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 email 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.

Sincerely,
Joshua Eaton

From: FOIA

Mr. Eaton:

Please clarify the records you are seeking. What do you mean by "agency-wide?"

Thank you,

Mason Clutter

Mason Clutter
Attorney-Advisor
Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board
(202) 296-4729

From: Joshua Eaton

My apologies for not being more clear in my initial request! I am requesting any emails sent to all staff — for example, emails to an all-staff list or emails on which all staff were copied. Does that clarify what I'm looking for?

Thanks for your help!

Best,
Joshua

From: FOIA

Thank you.

Mason Clutter
Attorney-Advisor
Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board

From: Joshua Eaton

Thank you! One more thing: Would you mind providing me with a FOIA case number for this request?

Best,
Joshua

From: FOIA

Hi Joshua,

The case number for this request is PCLOB 2017-013.

Thank you,

Mason

From: FOIA

Mr. Eaton:

Do you have a phone number at which I can reach you, please? I would like to discuss a sampling of potentially responsive records with you to determine if you would like to narrow the scope of your request.

If you would prefer to call me, you can reach me at 202-296-4729 until 5:00 pm today, or at the same number between 9:00am and 5:00pm Wednesday or Thursday.

Thank you,

Mason

Mason Clutter
Attorney-Advisor
Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board

From: Joshua Eaton

Dear Mason,

My apologies for the slow response! You can reach me tomorrow after 12 p.m. EDT at 706-540-6651. I'll be covering an event outside the office in the morning.

Best,
Joshua

From: FOIA

Re: PCLOB FOIA 2017-013

Mr. Eaton:

Thank you for taking the time to speak with me today. As we discussed, I am sending this email to confirm what we discussed regarding scoping your request (below).

As I mentioned, I have conducted an initial search an identified categories of potentially responsive records, though I have not begun processing them. The categories include topics such as reminders to fill out timecards, daily news headlines, plans to have lunch delivered to the office, and changes to our phone system. You explained that you do not wish to receive these categories of information. Rather you are seeking directives or other substantive memos to the entire PCLOB staff. You also are seeking information related to, but not exclusively about, the presidential transition. In short, substance, not logistics.

Please let me know if this accurately reflects your understanding of the revised/clarified scope of your request.

I will begin processing any potentially responsive records.

Thank you,

Mason

From: Joshua Eaton

Dear Mason,

It was great talking yesterday, and your summary is exactly right. Many thanks for your help on this!

Best,
Joshua

From: FOIA

Mr. Eaton:

Attached, please find the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board’s final response to PCLOB FOIA 2017-013 (below). Please contact me if you have questions or concerns.

Thank you,

Mason

Mason Clutter
Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board
FOIA Officer
Attorney-Advisor
(202) 296-4729

From: Joshua Eaton

Hi,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Joshua Eaton

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