E-mails between Google and the FCC regarding Street View Investigation

Michael Morisy filed this request with the Federal Communications Commission of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2012-305
Status
Completed

Communications

From: Michael Morisy

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A copy of any e-mails, letters, faxes and other written electronic or print communications between Google, Inc., its representatives (including legal counsel and outside public relations firms) and the FCC regarding the FCC's Street View investigation. The closing report of this investigation was posted here:

http://transition.fcc.gov/DA-12-592A1.pdf

Please focus this request on members of the FCC who might reasonably be believed to have participated in this or coordinated this investigation, beginning the search with e-mails and other records dating back to November 2010 and through the date that this request is received for processing.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

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,

Michael Morisy

From: FOIA <FOIA@fcc.gov>

Dear Mr. Morisy:

This acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Your request has been assigned FOIA control number 2012-305. Agencies are allowed 20 working days to respond to your request, extending this period for an additional 10 working days under certain circumstances. See 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(6)(A)(i) and 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(6)(B)(i). We anticipate responding to your request on 06/01/12. If additional time is needed to respond to your requests you will be notified.

If you have any questions concerning this notice, please call the FOIA Office at: (202) 418-0440.

From: Gary Schonman <Gary.Schonman@fcc.gov>

Dear Mr. Morisy,

This is a follow-up to our telephone conversation earlier today in which my colleague, William Knowles-Kellett, and I discussed with you the scope of your two Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA") requests referenced above.

FOIA No. 2012-304: In this request, you sought an unredacted copy of the Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture, released April 13, 2012, in the matter of Google Inc. ("NAL"). You indicated during our telephone conversation that you are now in possession of a copy of the NAL with limited redactions. Consequently, you have informed this office that the NAL with limited redactions satisfies your request and you wish to withdraw FOIA No. 2012-304. Please be advised that your request to withdraw FOIA No. 2012-304 is hereby granted, and FOIA No. 2012-304 is closed.

FOIA No. 2012-305: You indicated that you wish to modify FOIA No. 2012-305 by limiting the records you are seeking to substantive e-mails, letters, faxes, and other written or print communications from Google Inc and its representatives (including legal counsel and outside public relations firms) to the FCC regarding the FCC's Street View investigation.

Please confirm that this modification of FOIA No. 2012-305 reflects your understanding of our conversation. Thank you.

From: Michael Morisy

Hi Gary,

Thank you for the call and follow up e-mail. I agree to withdrawing 2012-304, and I also agree to the suggested modifications to 2012-305 outlined in your e-mail and over the phone.

I really appreciate your help clarifying these requests.

Best,

Michael

From: Federal Communications Commission

From: William Knowles-Kellett <William.Knowles-Kellett@fcc.gov>

Mr. Whitt, Ms. Sridhar, and Mr. Johnston:

We received the attached Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request from Mr. Morisy on behalf of MuckRock.com. Please find attached a letter relating to the above referenced FOIA request As explained in the letter, we are affording Google an opportunity to respond to the request (as narrowed by Mr. Morisy). The requestor will then have an opportunity to reply to any response that Google may submit.

If you have any questions, please contact Gary Schonman at (202) 418-1795 or you may reach me at (717) 338-2505.

From: Federal Communications Commission

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 2, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number # 2012-305.

Thank you for your help.

From: William Knowles-Kellett <William.Knowles-Kellett@fcc.gov>

Mr. Morisy--

We are working on processing your FOIA request--we have received a number of requests including yours that seek information subject to confidentiality requests by Google Inc.

We ruled on the confidentiality requests relating to certain documents and that ruling and the related appeal by Google are available on our website at:
http://transition.fcc.gov/foia/eb-foia.html

We will let you know as soon as we have a better idea of when you can expect a response.

From: Federal Communications Commission

From: William Knowles-Kellett

Mr. Morisy-

Please find a letter attached responding to the your FOIA request regarding our Google Street View investigations and the first of the attachments. A number of emails with additional attachments will follow. Please confirm receipt of this response. If you have any questions regarding this response, my telephone is 717 338-2505.

Bill Knowles-Kellett
Attorney
Enforcement Bureau, Investigations and Hearings Division
717 338-2505

From: William Knowles-Kellett

Bill Knowles-Kellett
Attorney
Enforcement Bureau, Investigations and Hearings Division
717 338-2505

From: William Knowles-Kellett

Bill Knowles-Kellett
Attorney
Enforcement Bureau, Investigations and Hearings Division
717 338-2505

From: William Knowles-Kellett

Bill Knowles-Kellett
Attorney
Enforcement Bureau, Investigations and Hearings Division
717 338-2505

From: William Knowles-Kellett

Bill Knowles-Kellett
Attorney
Enforcement Bureau, Investigations and Hearings Division
717 338-2505

From: William Knowles-Kellett

Bill Knowles-Kellett
Attorney
Enforcement Bureau, Investigations and Hearings Division
717 338-2505

From: William Knowles-Kellett

Bill Knowles-Kellett
Attorney
Enforcement Bureau, Investigations and Hearings Division
717 338-2505

From: William Knowles-Kellett

Bill Knowles-Kellett
Attorney
Enforcement Bureau, Investigations and Hearings Division
717 338-2505

From: William Knowles-Kellett

Bill Knowles-Kellett
Attorney
Enforcement Bureau, Investigations and Hearings Division
717 338-2505

From: William Knowles-Kellett

Bill Knowles-Kellett
Attorney
Enforcement Bureau, Investigations and Hearings Division
717 338-2505

From: William Knowles-Kellett

Bill Knowles-Kellett
Attorney
Enforcement Bureau, Investigations and Hearings Division
717 338-2505

From: William Knowles-Kellett

Bill Knowles-Kellett
Attorney
Enforcement Bureau, Investigations and Hearings Division
717 338-2505

From: William Knowles-Kellett

Bill Knowles-Kellett
Attorney
Enforcement Bureau, Investigations and Hearings Division
717 338-2505

From: William Knowles-Kellett

Bill Knowles-Kellett
Attorney
Enforcement Bureau, Investigations and Hearings Division
717 338-2505

From: William Knowles-Kellett

Bill Knowles-Kellett
Attorney
Enforcement Bureau, Investigations and Hearings Division
717 338-2505

From: William Knowles-Kellett

Bill Knowles-Kellett
Attorney
Enforcement Bureau, Investigations and Hearings Division
717 338-2505

From: William Knowles-Kellett

Corrected Version of the response letter attached

Mr. Morisy-

Please find a letter attached responding to the your FOIA request regarding our Google Street View investigations and the first of the attachments. A number of emails with additional attachments will follow. Please confirm receipt of this response. If you have any questions regarding this response, my telephone is 717 338-2505.

Bill Knowles-Kellett
Attorney
Enforcement Bureau, Investigations and Hearings Division
717 338-2505

From: William Knowles-Kellett

Mr. Morisy-
Please use this version of the response letter sent earlier today-I had the wrong date on the prior version.
Thanks,

Bill Knowles-Kellett
Attorney
Enforcement Bureau, Investigations and Hearings Division
717 338-2505

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