Social media surveillance survey

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Whatcom County Sheriff's Office of Whatcom County, WA.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to RCW Ch. 42.56 (Public Records Act), 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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From: Whatcom County Sheriff's Office

Apologies for the typo. I am closing request 2018-051.

Mark Burnfield

From: Whatcom County Sheriff's Office

Ms. Lipton,

On February 6, 2018 the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office received your request for public records. It was assigned tracking number 2018-051 and was returned to the Sheriff’s Office, where we expected any responsive records to be found.

The Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office does not make use of any social media monitoring software. We have no contracts for such software and no policies governing the acquisition of such software. The Sheriff’s Office does not use social media in its work, except for a Facebook page used to communicate with the public. There are no materials related to its use.

As we have no responsive records, I will now be closing request 2018-050.

Mark Burnfield, CPRO
Public Records Officer
Whatcom County
311 Grand Ave., Suite B-04
Bellingham, WA 98225
360-778-5233

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From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Mr. Burnfield,

Thank you so much for letting me know. I really appreciate. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Best wishes,
Beryl

From: Whatcom County Sheriff's Office

As we have received these types of requests in the past, I can advise that we have no such software.

Thank you,

Jeff Parks
Undersheriff
Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office
360-778-6610

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