Domain Level Web Browsing Data

Gaurav Sood filed this request with the Department of Health and Human Services of the United States of America.
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From: Gaurav Sood

To Whom It May Concern:

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

I would like to request data on websites workers in your office go to. There are five clarifying points:

1. Sensitive Information Concerns:

a. Given sensitive information concerns, I would like to request data at the domain level.
b. If IP address is sensitive information, please use a random ID instead.

2. Specific fields being requested:

a. Domain Name
b. Time at which the domain was requested
c. Date at which the domain was requested
d. IP address of the machine from which the domain was accessed or a Random ID

3. Format of the data being requested:

I understand that the format is at your discretion. And the following details are only a request to be fulfilled at your discretion if you think it is easy for you fulfill them.

Ideally, I would like a CSV. Each row of the data would correspond to each request for a domain. For instance, if I accessed at 9 am ET on July 1st, 2017 from IP, the row would be =, 9 am ET, 07/01/2017,

4. Time frame

Data for the recent most period of 1 month is being requested.

5. Offices for which the data is being requested

The main office in Washington, D.C.

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.


Gaurav Sood


RE: FOIA Request # 2018-00327-FOIA-OS
September 14, 2018
Dear Gaurav Sood,
Please see attached.  Thank you and best regards.
Natasha Taylor
Government Information Specialist