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Martin Peck filed this request with the Department of Justice, National Security Division of the United States of America.
Tracking # 15-222
Status
Rejected

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From: Martin Peck

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Records, guidelines, and instructions regarding identification and collection of “Electronic Communication Transactional Records” (ECTR) from third party organizations or businesses.

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 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, DVD-R, or BD-R 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,

Martin Peck

From: Department of Justice, National Security Division

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Gleaves, Lani (NSD)

Martin Peck
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 21358
P.O. Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205

Re: FOIA/PA # 15-222

Dear Mr. Peck:

This is in reference to your email dated September 15, 2015, seeking "Records, guidelines, and instructions regarding identification and collection of "Electronic Communication Transactional Records" (ECTR) from third party organizations or businesses." Our FOIA office received your Freedom of Information request on September 17, 2015.
Consistent with this policy, every effort will be made to respond to your request as quickly as possible. The actual processing time will depend upon the complexity of the request, whether it involves sensitive or voluminous records, and whether consultations with other agencies or agency components are appropriate.
We are still conducting a search of our records for possible responsive documents to your request. Please use the file number indicated above in all correspondence related to this request.
If you have any questions concerning your request, please contact me on (202) 233-0754. Thank you for your continued patience.
Sincerely,
Arnetta Mallory
Arnetta Mallory
Government Information Specialist

From: Gleaves, Lani (NSD)

Martin Peck
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 21358
P.O. Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205

Re: FOIA/PA # 15-222

Dear Mr. Peck:
This is in reference to your email dated September 15, 2015, seeking "Records, guidelines, and instructions regarding identification and collection of "Electronic Communication Transactional Records" (ECTR) from third party organizations or businesses." Our FOIA office received your Freedom of Information request on September 17, 2015.

We are still conducting a search of our records for possible responsive documents to your request. If you have any questions concerning your request, feel free to contact me on (202) 233-0754.
Thank you in advance for your continuing patience.
Sincerely,

Arnetta Mallory
Arnetta Mallory
Government Information Specialist

From: Gleaves, Lani (NSD)

Martin Peck
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 21358
P.O. Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205

Re: FOIA/PA # 15-222

Dear Mr. Peck:

This is in reference to your email dated September 15, 2015, seeking "Records, guidelines, and instructions regarding identification and collection of "Electronic Communication Transactional Records" (ECTR) from third party organizations or businesses." Our FOIA office received your Freedom of Information request on September 17, 2015.

We are still conducting a search of our records for possible responsive documents to your request. If you have any questions concerning your request, feel free to contact me on (202) 233-0754.

Thank you in advance for your continuing patience.

Sincerely,

Arnetta Mallory
Arnetta Mallory
Government Information Specialist

From: Crosland, Theresa (NSD)

Hello Mr. Peck,

Your FOIA request for "Records, guidelines, and instructions regarding identification and collection of "Electronic Communication
Transactional Records" (ECTR) from third party organizations or businesses," is currently being processed. The request is very broad and needs to be narrowed. If you could provide a little more information on what you are looking for I believe that would help in getting this processed fairly quickly. If you are interested in all records regarding ECTR, I would ask that you limit your request to a certain time frame. If you are looking for guidance material, I would be more than happy to process our current guidelines. If there are specific records or guidelines that you are interested in, please identify the documents.

If you are still interested in pursuing your request, please contact this office within thirty (30) days of the date of this email with the requested information. Please use the FOIA/PA # indicated above in all correspondence relating to your FOIA request. We note, failure to respond within 30 days of the above date will result in the administrative closure of your file.

Theresa Crosland
Declassification Specialist
Department of Justice
National Security Division
Records/FOIA/Declass Unit
600 E Street, NW, Suite 10702H BICN
Washington, DC 20530

202-233-0759 - phone
202-233-2607 - fax
202-598-7103 - cell

From: Martin Peck

Hello Theresa!

Regarding your request to narrow scope of inquiry around "Electronic Communication Transactional Records" (ECTR).

Please restrict search to materials specific to National Security investigations, and specific to "Electronic Communication Transactional Records" produced by Web Service (accessed via HTTP or HTTPS in Browser) or by Mobile Device (Android or iOS). Purely business to business transactional records may be omitted, as in finance or lending between corporations. Records which originate in a non-electronic system, and are imported into electronic systems may be omitted, for example legacy billing and auditing systems.

Let me know if any further clarification is needed.

Thank you!
Martin Peck.

From: NSDFOIA (NSD)

Hello Mr. Peck,

Thank you for your response to Ms. Crosland email. We are conducting a search with in the new parameters you have given us. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at (202)-233-0754.

Thank you
Arnetta Mallory

From: Crosland, Theresa (NSD)

Hello Mr. Peck,

My apologies for the delay in responding to your message, but I have been out of the office. I believe your request is narrowed enough; however, I am still awaiting a response from the component that handles the responsive records. Once a response is received, I will be in touch.

Thanks and have a great day!!

From: Crosland, Theresa (NSD)

Hello,

I have attached the NSD’s response to your FOIA request. If you have any questions, please let us know.
Thanks

From: Crosland, Theresa (NSD)

Hello Mr. Peck,

This email is in response to your inquiry to this office on March 8, 2017. On September 21, 2016, the NSD administratively closed your request because we were still unclear what records you were seeking. Again, if you would like to resubmit your request identifying specific records with a reasonable date range, since this office was created back in 1979, that would assist us greatly in attempting to locate the records that you are requesting.

If you have any additional questions, please let me know. Thanks and have a great day.

Theresa Crosland
Declassification Specialist
Department of Justice
National Security Division
Records/FOIA/Declass Unit
600 E Street, NW, Suite 10702A BICN
Washington, DC 20530

202-233-0759 - phone
202-233-2607 - fax
202-598-7103 – cell

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