USMS Stingray PIA and supporting documentation (FBI)

William Green filed this request with the Department of Justice, United States Marshals of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # OIP/16-01618; 2015USMS27720 ; AP-2015-02895
Status
Rejected

Communications

From: William Green

To Whom It May Concern:

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

-All privacy impact assessments submitted by the USMS regarding its use of devices known as International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI), catchers, including but not limited to the Harris Corporation "Stingray" and the Digital Receiver Technology "dirtbox"
-All materials submitted by the USMS as part of the Initial Privacy Assessment process regarding its use of IMSI catchers, as well as the OPCL determination regarding the need for a PIA
-All supporting documentation submitted along with the above PIA(s), particularly the separate application(s) for proposed redactions required to be submitted under the 2012 OPCL PIA guidance.

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.

Sincerely,

William Green

From: USMS FOIA

[USMS seal blue294 1in]

U.S. Department of Justice
United States Marshals Service

Office of General Counsel

CS-4, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20530-1000

March 10, 2015

William Green
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 16157
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

Re: Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Request No. 2015USMS27720
Subject of Request: Privacy Impact Assesments

Dear Requester:

This is in response to your request for “all privacy impact assessments submitted by the USMS regarding its use of devices known as International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI), catchers, including but not limited to the Harris Corporation "Stingray" and the Digital Receiver Technology "dirtbox"; all materials submitted by the USMS as part of the Initial Privacy Assessment process regarding its use of IMSI catchers, as well as the OPCL determination regarding the need for a PIA; and all supporting documentation submitted along with the above PIA(s), particularly the separate application(s) for proposed redactions required to be submitted under the 2012 OPCL PIA guidance.”
Pursuant to your request, the USMS conducted a search of the Office of General Counsel, but located no records responsive to your request.

If you are dissatisfied with my action on this request, you may appeal by writing to the Director, Office of Information Policy, United States Department of Justice, Suite 11050, 1425 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20530-0001. Your appeal must be received within 60 days of the date of this letter. Both the letter and the envelope should be clearly marked “Freedom of Information/ Privacy Act Appeal.” In the event you are dissatisfied with the results of any such appeal, judicial review will thereafter be available to you in the United States District Court for the judicial district in which you reside or have your principal place of business, or in the District of Columbia.

For your information, Congress excluded three discrete categories of law enforcement and national security records from the requirements of the FOIA. See 5 U.S.C. § 552(c ) (2006), & Supp. IV (2010). This response is limited to those records that are subject to the requirements of the FOIA. This is a standard notification that is given to all our requesters and should not be taken as an indication that excluded records do, or do not, exist.

Sincerely,

William E. Bordley
Associate General
Counsel/FOIPA Officer
Office of General Counsel

From: William Green

To Whom It May Concern:

I hereby appeal the adequacy of the search for FOIA request No. 2015USMS27720, in which I requested:

"-All privacy impact assessments submitted by the USMS regarding its use of devices known as International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI), catchers, including but not limited to the Harris Corporation "Stingray" and the Digital Receiver Technology "dirtbox"
-All materials submitted by the USMS as part of the Initial Privacy Assessment process regarding its use of IMSI catchers, as well as the OPCL determination regarding the need for a PIA
-All supporting documentation submitted along with the above PIA(s), particularly the separate application(s) for proposed redactions required to be submitted under the 2012 OPCL PIA guidance."

Given the Marshals' extensive use of "IMSI catcher" devices and the type of information they collect from cellular phones, it is difficult to believe that no Privacy Impact Assessment was filed in regards to their deployment and use by the Marshals.

As such, I request that you remand this FOIA back for a good faith search for responsive documents.

Sincerely,

William Green

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  • Green, William 15-02890 (4-28-15) affirm.search.no.responsive.records

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