Guidance for discussing cell site simulators (FCC)

Phil Mocek filed this request with the Federal Communications Commission of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # FCC-2018-000091
Due Nov. 20, 2017
Est. Completion Dec. 21, 2017
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Phil Mocek

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Guidance provided to or intended for law enforcement agencies or other organizations regarding discussion of IMSI catchers (mobile phone surveillance equipment also known as "cell site simulators" or Stingrays). For example, talking points, recommended public relations strategies, FAQs, or references to other entities known to use such devices.

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,

Phil Mocek

From: Federal Communications Commission

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* Tracking Number: FCC-2018-000091
* Requester Name: Phil Mocek
* Date Submitted: 11/07/2017
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: To Whom it May Concern: This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records: Guidance provided to or intended for law enforcement agencies or other organizations regarding discussion of IMSI catchers (mobile phone surveillance equipment also known as "cell site simulators" or Stingrays). For example, talking points, recommended public relations strategies, FAQs, or references to other entities known to use such devices. The requested documents will be made available to commercial purposes.

From: Phil Mocek

Dear Sir or Madam:

I received your e-mail of November 7, 2017, regarding my FOIA request of October 20, 2017. In it, you summarized my request, including a statement that the "requested documents will be made available to commercial purposes." In my request, I wrote that the "requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes." To clarify: Any public records communicated in response to my request will be automatically published on the World Wide Web, and thus will be available for anyone to use for any purpose, commercial or otherwise. I have no commercial purpose in mind for them; I simply wish for other people and myself to know more about our government.

Cordially,
Phil Mocek

From: Federal Communications Commission

Dear Mr. Mocek,

This is in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed with the Federal Communications Commission requesting, "guidance provided to or intended for law enforcement agencies or other organizations regarding discussion of IMSI catchers (mobile phone surveillance equipment also known as "cell site simulators" or Stingrays). For example, talking points, recommended public relations strategies, FAQs, or references to other entities known to use such devices." The request was assigned FCC FOIA Control No. 2018-000091, with a response due December 7, 2017. Pursuant to 47 C.F.R. ยง 0.461(g)(1)(ii), we are extending the date for responding to your request to December 21, 2017.
Best Regards,

Sandy Daly,
Information Specialist
Federal Communications Commission
445 12th Street SW
Washington DC 20554
Direct: (202) 418-0301
sandy.daly@fcc.gov<mailto:sandy.daly@fcc.gov>

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