Social Media Monitoring policies (Virginia State Police)

Emma North-Best filed this request with the Virginia State Police of Virginia.
Multi Request Social Media Monitoring policies
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From: MuckRock Virginia, LLC

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Copies of your Agency's social media monitoring policies and guidelines, as well as any assessments of its privacy or legal implications.

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the Internet Archive and MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.

As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.

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.

Please note that I am a citizen of Virginia, and am using MuckRock's services to help manage and track my request.


MuckRock Virginia, LLC

From: Virginia State Police

The Virginia Department of State Police has received your FOIA request.
Pursuant to Va. Code ยง 2.2-3704(A) and before processing your request,
please provide your *full name and legal address* located in Virginia (no
P.O. Box address) to establish that you are a citizen of the Commonwealth
of Virginia or affirmatively represent that you are a representative of a
newspaper or magazine with circulation in the Commonwealth or a
representative of radio or television station broadcasting in or into the

Once we receive this information, we will be able to continue processing
your request.


Angela S. Kepus, FOIA Specialist

*on behalf of 1st Sgt David Ostwinkle *

First Sergeant David L. Ostwinkle
Virginia Department of State Police
Office of Legal Affairs
Bureau of Administrative and Support Services
(804) 674-8028 (Office)
(804) 674-2345 (Fax) <>


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