Official guidelines for the official and unofficial (personal) use of dating applications - including Tinder, Grindr, and Bumble (Navy Personnel Command)

Muira McCammon filed this request with the Navy Personnel Command of the United States of America.
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From: Muira McCammon

To Whom It May Concern:

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

I am seeking all memos, instructions, and official guidance documents between 2001 and 2017 that establish official guidelines for the official and unofficial (personal) use of dating applications and social media.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about digital culture, the U.S. government, and information access for Slate, How We Get to Next, the Massachusetts Review, and others. My articles have been widely read, with some reaching over 50,000 readers. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established.

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,

Muira McCammon

From: NPC FOIA

Hi Ms. McCammon,

I've attached a copy of a responsive instruction pertaining to our specific command. However, Navy-wide policy is not under our cognizance. I've assigned your request to our main Navy FOIA Office so that they can properly route it and get an additional reply to you.

V/R, Dave

David P. German
Bureau of Naval Personnel
Office of Legal Counsel (BUPERS-00J6)
FOIA/PA Officer, Initial Denial Authority
Comm: (901) 874-3165, DSN: 882-3165

For Official Use Only - Privacy Sensitive. Any misuse or unauthorized disclosure may result in both civil and criminal penalties.

From: Muira McCammon

Thank you! Could you be swayed to share the contact info of the FOIA office that is now processing my request? Terribly sorry for the inconvenience!

In gratitude,
Muira McCammon

From: Muira McCammon

Thank you! Could you be swayed to share the contact info of the FOIA office that is now processing my request? Terribly sorry for the inconvenience!

In gratitude,
Muira McCammon

From: NPC FOIA

Hi Ms. McCammon. The main Navy FOIA Office has a large staff so I'm not sure who is working your request at their level. Their office phone number is (202) 685-0412 if you would like to give them a call.

I hope this is helpful.

V/R, Dave

David P. German
Bureau of Naval Personnel
Office of Legal Counsel (BUPERS-00J6)
FOIA/PA Officer, Initial Denial Authority
Comm: (901) 874-3165, DSN: 882-3165

For Official Use Only - Privacy Sensitive.  Any misuse or unauthorized disclosure may result in both civil and criminal penalties.

From: DONFOIA-PA@navy.mil

DON-NAVY-2017-008128 has been processed with the following final disposition: Partial grant/partial denial.
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