Unredacted FCC Report on Google Street View investigation

Michael Morisy filed this request with the Federal Communications Commission of the United States of America.
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From: Michael Morisy

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A copy of the full, unredacted 25-page report published by the FCC after the Commission's investigation into Google Street View's collection and use of WiFi data.

A copy of the redacted report is posted here:


I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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.


Michael Morisy

From: FOIA <FOIA@fcc.gov>

Dear Mr. Morisy:

This acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Your request has been assigned FOIA control number 2012-304. Agencies are allowed 20 working days to respond to your request, extending this period for an additional 10 working days under certain circumstances. See 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(6)(A)(i) and 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(6)(B)(i). We anticipate responding to your request on 06/01/12. If additional time is needed to respond to your requests you will be notified.

If you have any questions concerning this notice, please call the FOIA Office at: (202) 418-0440.

From: Gary Schonman

Mr. Morisy,

This is in reference to your request, filed under the Freedom of Information Act, in which you seek an unredacted copy of the Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture, DA 12-592, released April 13, 2012, in the matter of Google Inc. We would like to speak with you about the scope of your request. Please call me at your earliest convenience at 202-418-1795.

Thank you.


Gary Schonman
Special Counsel
Investigations & Hearings Division
Enforcement Bureau
Federal Communications Commission
Washington, DC 20554

From: Michael Morisy

Called and left a voice mail response.

From: DocumentCloud

From: MuckRock.com

The FCC called and asked to remove this request. The requested document had been previously released by Google and published at DocumentCloud.com, although not by the FCC.

From: Gary Schonman

Dear Mr. Morisy,

This is a follow-up to our telephone conversation earlier today in which my colleague, William Knowles-Kellett, and I discussed with you the scope of your two Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA") requests referenced above.

FOIA No. 2012-304: In this request, you sought an unredacted copy of the Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture, released April 13, 2012, in the matter of Google Inc. ("NAL"). You indicated during our telephone conversation that you are now in possession of a copy of the NAL with limited redactions. Consequently, you have informed this office that the NAL with limited redactions satisfies your request and you wish to withdraw FOIA No. 2012-304. Please be advised that your request to withdraw FOIA No. 2012-304 is hereby granted, and FOIA No. 2012-304 is closed.

FOIA No. 2012-305: You indicated that you wish to modify FOIA No. 2012-305 by limiting the records you are seeking to substantive e-mails, letters, faxes, and other written or print communications from Google Inc and its representatives (including legal counsel and outside public relations firms) to the FCC regarding the FCC's Street View investigation.

Please confirm that this modification of FOIA No. 2012-305 reflects your understanding of our conversation. Thank you.