Google Alerts (North Carolina State Highway Patrol)

Emma North-Best filed this request with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol of the United States of America.
Multi Request Google Alerts
Est. Completion None
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Fix Required

Communications

From: Emma North-Best


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

A. Copies of emailed Google Alert subscription confirmations received between January 1, 2016 and the date of the processing of this request.

B. Copies of all emailed Google Alerts received between January 1, 2016 and the date of the processing of this request. Google Alerts may be identified by any or all of the following:

1. Containing the phrase "Google Alert" in the Subject line
2. Being sent by an email address with the display name "Google Alerts"
3. Being sent from the email address googlealerts-noreply@google.com

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers in outlets such as Gizmodo, MuckRock, Motherboard, Property of the People, Unicorn Riot, and The Outline, among others. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the library Internet Archive and the journalist non-profit MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.

As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.

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,

Emma Best

From: North Carolina State Highway Patrol

Emma,

After our initial search, we have come across approximately 37,000 emails possibly responsive to your request. Is there any way you would like to narrow the search so that we may be able to provide the results in a more timely manner? Please know that we are willing to go forward with the request as is but it will be a significant amount of time before anything can be provided as we must review every email pulled.

Please let me know how you would like to move forward.

Thanks,

Claire Rice
Communications Specialist II
N. C. Department of Public Safety
N. C. State Highway Patrol
Public Information Office
4231 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, N.C. 27699-4231
P. (984)349-6088
Ashley.Rice@ncdps.gov

“E-mail correspondence sent to and from this address may be subject to the provisions of G.S. 132-1, the North Carolina Public Records Law, and may be subject to monitoring and disclosed to third parties, including law enforcement personnel, by an authorized state official.”

From: North Carolina State Highway Patrol

Emma,

Just following-up again to see if you are willing to narrow the request below as mentioned in my previous email. Please let me know so I know how to proceed with the request.
Thanks,

Claire Rice
Communications Specialist II
N. C. Department of Public Safety
N. C. State Highway Patrol
Public Information Office
4231 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, N.C. 27699-4231
P. (984)349-6088
Ashley.Rice@ncdps.gov

From:

Emma,

Just following-up one last time to see if you are willing to narrow the attached request. Please let me know so I will know how to move forward. If we do not hear from you in the next week or so, we will consider your request closed.
Thanks,

Claire Rice
Communications Specialist II
N. C. Department of Public Safety
N. C. State Highway Patrol
Public Information Office
4231 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, N.C. 27699-4231
P. (984)349-6088
Ashley.rice@ncshp.org

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