Social media surveillance survey

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the University City Police Department of University City, MO.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Missouri Sunshine Law and the Missouri Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

• All records regarding the purchase of, acquisition of, installation of, subscription to, payment for, or agreements concerning software designed to access information from social media services

• Any and all contracts (as well as all associated amendments, exhibits, and materials), memorandums of understanding, and other equivalent agreements entered into by this agency with any software or equipment company providing services related to social media surveillance, including but not limited to:

• BrightPlanet
• Geofeedia
• Intrado Inc.
• LifeRaft
• Magnet Forensics
• Media Sonar
• Signal Corporation
• ZeroFOX

Responsive materials should include but not be limited to:

• the initial Invitation to Bid, Request for Proposal, or equivalent call for contractors
• the responsive materials provided by the winning bidder
• other bidder responses
• the current contract
• all exhibits
• all amendments
• all performance work statements
• all deliverables inventories
• all invoices related to the deliverance of software, services, or goods

Please also include:

• All records that contain any information about the functioning of software designed to access information from social media services that is used or has been used by this agency;
• All records regarding correspondence about or with a company that offers software designed to access information from social media services, including but not limited to all correspondence about or with the companies Brightplanet, Geofeedia, Intrado Inc, LifeRaft, Magnet Forensics, Media Sonar, Signal Corporation, and ZeroFOX;
• All policies related to the acquisition and use of social media by individual officers and representatives of this agency, including all records regarding the policies that govern access to or use of software designed to access information from social media services;
• All training materials and all records used to instruct members of your agency in the proper use of software designed to access information from social media services or of the information such software is capable of accessing;
• All records regarding the sharing with entities outside this agency of information obtained from or obtained by using software designed to access information from social media services;
• All policies related to the acquisition and use of social media surveillance software by individual officers and representatives of this agency;
• All records referencing social media profiles, comments, posts, messages, or events accessed or retained from social media services through use of software designed o access information from social media services.
• All materials related to the use of any other social media platform, including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Nextdoor, etc.

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 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From: University City Police Department

Beryl Lipton,

This email is acknowledgment of receipt of your Sunshine Law Request regarding social media surveillance for University City Police Department. It will take approximately two weeks to provide you with an estimated date of availability of the information and any associated costs. I will notify you when those estimates are available.

Sincerely,

Captain Dana L. Morley
Commander, Bureau of Services
University City Police Department
6801 Delmar
University City, MO 63130
Office 314-505-8654
Cell 314-565-6033
Fax 314-338-7902
dmorley@ucitymo.org<mailto:dmorley@ucitymo.org>

The information transmitted (including attachments) is covered by the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, 18 U.S.C. 2510-2521, is intended only for the person(s) or entity/entities to which it is addressed and may contain confidential and/or privileged material. Any review, retransmission, dissemination or other use of, or taking of any action in reliance upon, this information by persons or entities other than the intended recipient(s) is prohibited, If you received this in error, please contact the sender and delete the material from any computer.

From: University City Police Department

Ms. Lipton,

This email is in response to your request for information regarding social media surveillance from University City Police Department.

University City Police Department does not and has not utilized any services or software applications for social media surveillance, nor has any equipment for social media surveillance, nor has this Department requested any bids for contracts, services, or equipment to conduct such surveillance. University City Police Department has not been in contact with any company regarding such services, applications, software, or equipment.

University City Police Department has a Computer Usage and Restrictions Policy (#7-11), which is attached to this email.

If there are any issues receiving the attached document, please contact me and I will send the information in a different format. This concludes the response for this request for information.

Sincerely,

Captain Dana L. Morley
Commander, Bureau of Services
University City Police Department
6801 Delmar
University City, MO 63130
Office 314-505-8654
Cell 314-565-6033
Fax 314-338-7902
dmorley@ucitymo.org<mailto:dmorley@ucitymo.org>

The information transmitted (including attachments) is covered by the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, 18 U.S.C. 2510-2521, is intended only for the person(s) or entity/entities to which it is addressed and may contain confidential and/or privileged material. Any review, retransmission, dissemination or other use of, or taking of any action in reliance upon, this information by persons or entities other than the intended recipient(s) is prohibited, If you received this in error, please contact the sender and delete the material from any computer.

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