NDAs Etc with Grayshift and Magnet Forensics (Virginia State Police)

Tom Nash filed this request on behalf of Joseph Cox with the Virginia State Police of Virginia.
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21-2837

Multi Request NDAs Etc with Grayshift and Magnet Forensics
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From: Joseph Cox


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

- Copies of Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs), Memorandums of Agreement (MOAs), and Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) with Grayshift.
- Copies of Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs), Memorandums of Agreement (MOAs), and Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) between your agency and Magnet Forensics.

In order to help to determine my status to assess fees, you should know that I am a journalist writing for Motherboard, VICE's science and technology site, and that this request is being made as part of news gathering.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

This request is filed by Tom Nash, a citizen of Virginia, in coordination with Joseph Cox.

From: Virginia State Police

Virginia State Police

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Hi there

Your first Virginia State Police record request (request number #21-2837) has been submitted.
It is currently unpublished and is not available for the general public to view.

Thank you for your request to the Virginia Department of State Police (the Department).  The Department will work to process your request and make a response to you according to the nature of the request.

Please refer to https://www.vsp.virginia.gov/Freedom_of_Information.shtm for helpful information about the Virginia Freedom of Information Act or access the Code of Virginia at https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacodepopularnames/virginia-freedom-of-information-act/ 

Request #21-2837.

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From: Virginia State Police

Virginia State Police

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Hi there

A message was sent to you regarding record request #21-2837:

Due to the volume of requests and manpower constraints, it is not practical for the agency to respond in the 5 days permitted under Virginia Freedom of Information Act. You are hereby notified that, pursuant to § 2.2-3704(B)(4), the agency is entitled to, and here by asserts its right to claim, seven work days in addition to the five provided for in § 2.2-3704(B) in which to provide one of the responses set forth in § 2.2-3704.

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From: Virginia State Police

Virginia State Police

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Hi there

A message was sent to you regarding record request #21-2837:

Mr. Cox,

the Department requests five additional work days beyond the 6/1/2021 due date in which to respond. Please confirm by responding. Thank you.

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From: Virginia State Police

Virginia State Police

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Hi there

A document has been released to you for record request #21-2837:

* Confidentiality Acknowledgement &amp; EULA (Signed), 10-2-18-FE_Redacted (2).pdf

Document links are valid for one month.
After July 1, you will need to sign in to view the document(s).

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From: Virginia State Police

Virginia State Police

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Hi there

Record request #21-2837 has been closed. The closure reason supplied was:

Pursuant to 2.2-3705.6, the requested information is proprietary information, voluntarily provided by a private business pursuant to a promise of confidentiality and is excluded from the mandatory disclosure provisions. As such, some information has been redacted from the records provided.

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From: Joseph Cox

Hey,

Thank you for the document. Sorry, just to clarify: is this Confidentiality Acknowledgement regarding the "HideUI" feature of GrayKey, or does the acknowledgement not specify?

Thank you, appreciated.

From: Virginia State Police

Virginia State Police

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Hi there

A message was sent to you regarding record request #21-2837:

The Virginia Department of State Police has received your follow up question regarding the records which were produced. As previously stated, requests for records of the Commonwealth, its agencies and political subdivisions are governed by the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), §§ 2.2-3700 et. seq. of the Code of Virginia. Under FOIA the Department is not obligated to answer questions. At this time, the Department will not be providing an answer to your question.

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