FinFisher (Drug Enforcement Administration)

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the Drug Enforcement Administration of the United States of America.
Tracking # 17-00213-F
Est. Completion None
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No Responsive Documents

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From: Curtis Waltman

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Documents on the following:
-Any contracts, purchase orders, or other financial documentation produced from the acquisition of FinFisher (also known as FinSpy) made by Lench IT solutions PLC
-Policies governing the use of FinFisher
-Any available documentation about when and how FinFisher is used
-Documentation about any oversight of the use of FinFisher

Background:
FinFisher is an electronic surveillance tool used to remotely monitor suspects phones. The following article by Citizen Lab lists the United States as operating FinFisher technology. https://citizenlab.org/2013/04/for-their-eyes-only-2/

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.

Sincerely,

Curtis Waltman

From: Drug Enforcement Administration

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Drug Enforcement Administration

A no responsive documents response.

From: DEA.FOIA

Hello Mr. Waltman,

I am emailing you regarding your email below, requesting a status on FOIA request 17-00213-F. Please be advised that FOIA request number 17-00213-F is now closed and a final determination letter was mailed on March 21, 2017, to:

Curtis Waltman
MuckRock
DEPT MR 28992
411A Highland Ave.
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

As a courtesy, please find attached a copy of our determination letter for FOIA case 17-00213-F. If you have any further questions or concerns please feel to contact our Customer Service Hotline at 202-307-7596.

Respectfully yours,
Deshelia Wallace
Government Information Specialist
Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Unit (SARF)
(Desk) 202-307-4264; (fax) 202-307-8556
FOIA/PA Main Phone Line 202-307-7596

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