Cell site simulator privacy analysis documents (OCPL)

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Department of Justice, Office of Information Policy of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # DAG/15-05272
Due Sept. 10, 2015
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

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

-All Privacy Impact Assessments (PIA), Privacy Threshold Analysis (PTA) and Initial Privacy Assessments completed by any Justice Department entity regarding devices known as International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) catchers and/or cell site simulators, including but not limited to Harris Corporation StingRay product line, as well as the Digital Receiver Technology DRTbox/"dirtbox" product line.
-All supporting documentation submitted along with the above documentation, particularly the separate application(s) for proposed redactions required to be submitted under the 2012 OPCL PIA guidance.
-All materials from the OPCL determination regarding the need for a PIA for the above technologies.

Given that this FOIA is submitted in my capacity as a journalist who has covered federal law enforcement extensively, I request that I be categorized as a media requester for the purpose of fees. Here is a selection of my published articles on MuckRock:

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/jan/12/how-843-lbs-seized-pot-lead-customs-and-border-pro/

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/mar/03/us-marshals-service-conceal-key-details-millions-s/

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/feb/27/while-dodging-direct-question-fbi-commits-obama-st/

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/feb/27/while-dodging-direct-question-fbi-commits-obama-st/

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/feb/12/fbi-and-justice-department-cant-find-drone-privacy/

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/jan/22/air-force-knows-how-many-mq-9-drones-it-wants-cant/

I have also been published in a number of other national media outlets on topics regarding federal law enforcement:

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-us-spent-360-million-on-border-drones-thanks-to-this-flimsy-report

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-air-force-says-it-needs-precisely-52-new-reaper-drones-cant-explain-why

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/do-the-fbis-drones-invade-your-privacy-sorry-thats-private

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/04/08/big-brother-better-police-work-new-technology-automatically-runs-license-plates-everyone/1qoAoFfgp31UnXZT2CsFSK/story.html

www.betaboston.com/news/2014/03/05/a-vast-hidden-surveillance-network-runs-across-america-powered-by-the-repo-industry/

https://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/02/05/nypd-social-media-policy-allows-catfishing-with-the-proper-paperwork.html

https://www.themarshallproject.org/2014/12/03/the-pentagon-finally-details-its-weapons-for-cops-giveaway

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/do-the-fbis-drones-invade-your-privacy-sorry-thats-private

https://news.vice.com/article/fbi-agent-who-killed-boston-bombing-suspects-friend-was-twice-accused-of-police-brutality

As the requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com and pertains to a matter of considerable public interest, I further request a full waiver of all fees.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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.

Sincerely,

Shawn Musgrave

From: Podolskiy, Aleksandr V. (OIP)

Mr. Musgrave,

Please see the attached letter.

Thank you,

Aleksandr V. Podolskiy
Attorney-Advisor
Office of Information Policy
Department of Justice
Phone: 202-514-3642
Fax: 202-514-1009

From: Podolskiy, Aleksandr V. (OIP)

Mr. Musgrave,

Please be advised that we are still searching for responsive records. We estimate that it will take about three months to process your FOIA requests. This is a preliminary estimate at this time that will likely be modified as our searching is completed, and the volume and complexity of the material is evaluated. We will be able to provide a more accurate estimate once our searches have been completed and we have conducted an initial review of the responsive material.

Thank you,

Aleksandr V. Podolskiy
Attorney-Advisor
Office of Information Policy
Department of Justice
Phone: 202-514-3642
Fax: 202-514-1009

From: Podolskiy, Aleksandr V. (OIP)

Mr. Musgrave,

Please be advised that we are still searching for responsive records. We estimate that it will take approximately two months to process your FOIA requests. This is a preliminary estimate at this time that will likely be modified as our searching is completed, and the volume and complexity of the material is evaluated. We will be able to provide a more accurate estimate once our searches have been completed and we have conducted an initial review of the responsive material.

Thank you,
Aleksandr V. Podolskiy
Attorney-Advisor
Office of Information Policy
Department of Justice
Phone: 202-514-3642
Fax: 202-514-1009

From: Podolskiy, Aleksandr V. (OIP)

Mr. Musgrave,

Please be advised that we are still searching for responsive records. We estimate that it will take approximately a month to process your FOIA requests. This is a preliminary estimate at this time that will likely be modified as our searching is completed, and the volume and complexity of the material is evaluated. We will be able to provide a more accurate estimate once our searches have been completed and we have conducted an initial review of the responsive material.

Thank you,

Aleksandr V. Podolskiy
Attorney-Advisor
Office of Information Policy
Department of Justice
Phone: 202-514-3642
Fax: 202-514-1009

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