|Submitted||Oct. 18, 2016|
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To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
Records pertaining to the USPS Intelligent Address program described in the September 7, 2016 issue of LINK, located at https://link.usps.com/2016/09/07/digital-to-physical/. Such records would include those described in that document: documentation of the district, area, and national tests; communications between employees and with members of the public and other government agencies; as well as the materials used in stand-up talks and trainings.
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.
A fix is required to perfect the request.
Hello Ms. Bartholomew,
For the purposes of this request I should be considered a member of the news media. I have written hundreds of articles for the Deeplinks blog of the Electronic Frontier Foundation — many specifically about privacy and government retention of records — which is broadcast to tens of thousands of members as well as the general public and is considered for FOIA purposes to be a member of the news media. Additionally, my byline has appeared on stories covering issues of privacy, government transparency, and the responses to FOIA requests for mainstream news outlets, including Wired, Gizmodo, and Techdirt. These bylines qualify me as a "'freelance' journalist" according to Title 39 CFR § 265.9(h)(8), given that they constitute a "past publication record of the requester" that "demonstrate a solid basis for expecting publication through a news organization."
Should links be required to substantiate the above bylines, simply let me know.
Dear Mr. Higgins, please find attached the information you requested on the above subject matter.
Nii Kwashie Aryeetey
An interim response, stating the request is being processed.
The request has been rejected, with the agency stating that it can neither confirm nor deny the existence of the requested documents.