ICE 1509 summons -- South Korea correspondence (State), 2015 and 2016

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the U.S. Department of State of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking #

F-2018-04658

F-2018-03875

Due Aug. 7, 2018
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

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

- All correspondence between MICROSOFT CORPORATION or their attorney(s) and any State Department employee(s) — including but not limited to State Department officials in the Seoul embassy — with regard to the 1509 summons (aka "customs summons") sent to Microsoft in December 2015, as described in the attached federal complaint (see "microsoft_complaint.pdf," para. 12). Please search for such correspondence between November 1, 2015 to the date this request is processed.

- All correspondence between Yahoo or their attorney(s) and any State Department employee(s) — including but not limited to State Department officials in the Seoul embassy — with regard to the 1509 summons (aka "customs summons") sent to Yahoo in late 2015 or early 2016, as described in the attached federal complaint (see "microsoft_complaint.pdf," para. 19-20). Please search for such correspondence between November 1, 2015 to the date this request is processed.

- All correspondence between Google or their attorney(s) and any State Department employee(s) — including but not limited to State Department officials in the Seoul embassy — with regard to the 1509 summons (aka "customs summons") sent to Yahoo in January 2016, as described in the attached federal complaint (see "google_complaint.pdf," para. 12). Please search for such correspondence between November 1, 2015 to the date this request is processed.

- All correspondence to or from any State Department employee(s) — including but not limited to State Department officials in the Seoul embassy — with regard to the above 1509 summonses, including but not limited to: government officials in South Korea (Republic of Korea); ICE staff at the U.S. embassy in Seoul; and, staff at other U.S. government agencies. Please search for such correspondence between November 1, 2015 to the date this request is processed.

As I am a professional reporter who has covered ICE, DHS, and even the use of the 1509 summons itself, I assert that I am appropriately categorized as a "media requester" for the purpose of fees. 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,

Shawn Musgrave

From: U.S. Department of State

A fix is required to perfect the request.

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello -

Per your request for further clarification, you may limit your search for emails to individuals working in the Seoul embassy during the requested time period.

Note, however, that my request does not solely encompass email correspondence. Please search for mailed and faxed correspondence, as well.

Best,
Shawn Musgrave

From: U.S. Department of State

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: U.S. Department of State

Dear Mr. Musgrave,

This is in reference to fax regarding the status of your Freedom of Information Act case control number 2018-04658. The Office of Information Programs and Services (IPS) electronic records system indicates that your request is in process. The searches for responsive records have been initiated. You will be notified of the Department's search and review effort in response to this request as soon as it becomes available.

The Department processes FOIA and Privacy Act requests on a first-in, first-out basis, and currently has a backlog of approximately 10,400 cases. As a result, there is presently a delay in the completion of FOIA and Privacy Act requests.

If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.

Sincerely,

U.S. Department of State

FOIA Requester Service Center

(202) 261-8484

foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

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From: U.S. Department of State

Dear Mr. Musgrave,

This is in reference to your e-mail below regarding the status of your Freedom of Information Act case control number F-2018-04658.

The Office of Information Programs and Services (IPS) electronic records system indicates that your request continues to be processed. You will be notified of the Department's search and review effort in response to this request as soon as it becomes available.

If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.

Sincerely,

U.S. Department of State

FOIA Requester Service Center

(202) 261-8484

foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

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