List of all DHS agents utilizing Confide App with government issued phone or email addresses and any intra-depermental discussion thereof.

Mike Davis filed this request with the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2017-HQFO-00501
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From: Mike Davis

To Whom It May Concern:

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

On "2017-02-24T21:01:18Z" DHC ICE employee Recardo Perez (ricardo.perez@ice.dhs.gov) registered his government issued email
address with the "disappearing messaging" application service confide which may be in direct violation of public records laws sucj
as those spelled out in CRM 1663 titled "Protection Of Government Property -- Protection Of Public Records And Documents"

This FOIA request seeks an accounting of any DHS email addresses and phone numbers which have registered with the confide
service, and any inter or intra departmental legal discussion with regards to either this specific application or the use
of third party application which are not sanctioned by the department but which may hold public records that require
preservation.

minimally respondent records should include information regarding ricardo.perez@ice.dhs.gov (ricardo perez) AKA confide username "yc8pwmvx" and confide userID "807228" using public encryption key"0344238C8D04853CE8BE7F5AB54B4DCD861FEAEB28369B73F5EC1B54D9C2994972" for which records already publicly exist showing their use of the confide application utilizing government resources and potentially destroying public record.

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,

Mike Davis

From: US DHS Privacy Office

Good Afternoon,
Attached is our acknowledgment of your DHS FOIA request.  If you need to contact this office again concerning your request, please provide the DHS reference number. This will enable us to quickly retrieve the information you are seeking and reduce our response time. This office can be reached at 866-431-0486.
Regards,
DHS Privacy Office Disclosure & FOIA Program
STOP 0655
Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Drive, SW
Washington, DC 20528-0655
Telephone:  1-866-431-0486 or 202-343-1743
Fax:  202-343-4011
Visit our
FOIA website (http://www.dhs.gov/foia)

  • Department of Homeland Security FOIA 2017-HQFO-00501 Acknowledgment an

From: FOIA

Good Afternoon Mr. Davis,

You case has been assigned a specialist and they are processing your request. They will contact you if any additional information is needed.

Regards,

The Privacy Office
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Lane SW
STOP-0655
Washington, D.C. 20528-0655
Phone: 202-343-1743 or 866-431-0486
Fax: 202-343-4011
E-mail: foia@hq.dhs.gov<mailto:foia@hq.dhs.gov>

This communication, along with any attachments, is covered by federal and state law governing electronic communications and may contain confidential and legally privileged information. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, use or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this in error, please reply immediately to the sender and delete this message. Thank you

From: US DHS Immigration and Customs Enforcement FOIA Office

May 15, 2017 Mike Davis muckRock DEPT MR 34525 411A Highland Ave Somerville, MA 02144-2516 RE:     ICE FOIA Case Number 2017-ICFO-28029 Dear Mr. Davis: This acknowledges receipt of your March 15, 2017, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), for an accounting of any DHS email addresses and phone numbers which have registered with the confide service, and any inter or intra departmental legal discussion with regards to either this specific application or the use of third party application which are not sanctioned by the department but which may hold public records that require preservation. Minimally respondent records should include information regarding ricardo.perez@ice.dhs.gov (Ricardo Perez).  Your request was received in this office on May 15, 2017. Please be advised that DHS regulations require, in the case of third party information requests, a statement from the individual verifying his or her identity and certifying that individual's agreement that records concerning him or her may be accessed, analyzed and released to a third party.  See 6 C.F.R. § 5.21(f).  Because you have not provided this documentation with your request, we are unable to initiate a search for responsive records. Please provide the requested documentation within 10 days from the date of this letter, or we will assume you are no longer interested in this FOIA/PA request, and the case will be administratively closed. This is not a denial of your request.  Upon receipt of a perfected request, you will be advised as to the status of your request. Your request has been assigned reference number 2017-ICFO-28029. Please refer to this identifier in any future correspondence. To check the status of an ICE FOIA/PA request, please visit . Please note that to check the status of a request, you must enter the 2017-ICFO-XXXXX tracking number. If you need any further assistance or would like to discuss any aspect of your request, please contact the FOIA office. You may send an e-mail to ice-foia@ice.dhs.gov, call toll free (866) 633-1182, or you may contact our FOIA Public Liaison in the same manner. Additionally, you have a right to right to seek dispute resolution services from the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) which mediates disputes between FOIA requesters and Federal agencies as a non-exclusive alternative to litigation. If you are requesting access to your own records (which is considered a Privacy Act request), you should know that OGIS does not have the authority to handle requests made under the Privacy Act of 1974. You may contact OGIS as follows: Office of Government Information Services, National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road-OGIS, College Park, Maryland 20740-6001, e-mail at ogis@nara.gov; telephone at 202-741-5770; toll free at 1-877-684-6448; or facsimile at 202-741-5769. (http://www.dhs.gov/foia-status) http://www.dhs.gov/foia-status
Regards,
ICE FOIA Office
Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Freedom of Information Act Office
500 12th Street, S.W., Stop 5009
Washington, D.C. 20536-5009
Telephone: 1-866-633-1182
Visit our FOIA website at
www.ice.gov/foia

From: Brennan, Christopher (CTR)

Hello,

Thank you for contacting the DHS Privacy Office. Your FOIA request was transferred to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for processing and direct response to you. I have attached to this email the acknowledgment letter that was emailed to you on March 15, 2017. If you have any additional questions regarding your case, you can reach ICE at:

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
Freedom of Information Act Office
500 12th Street SW, Stop 5009
Washington, D.C. 20536-5009
Main Number: (866) 633-1182
Fax Number: (202) 732-4266
Email: ICE-FOIA@dhs.gov<mailto:ICE-FOIA@dhs.gov>
Regards,

The Privacy Office
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Lane SW
STOP-0655
Washington, D.C. 20528-0655
Phone: 202-343-1743 or 866-431-0486
Fax: 202-343-4011
E-mail: foia@hq.dhs.gov<mailto:foia@hq.dhs.gov>

From: Mike Davis

To Whom it may concern, my foia rejection appears to hinge on the belief that I am requesting items which may belong to the individuals involved, to the contrary, this request is for public records, created by public servants, using government provided resources (their government provided email address) which may have been used with a record destroying service such as "confide", and any documentation as to any policy which may cover the use of such servies with regards to the preservation of public records.

If you cannot provide these records, this request seeks an accounting of any respondent records so this issue can be further litigated in an appropriate forum.

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