1 April 2021 email@example.com
Dear Chris, Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Request
The purpose of this letter is to acknowledge that the eSafety Commissioner (eSafety) has received
your request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982
(Cth) (FOI Act) of 19 March 2021.
I understand your request is for:
‘Any email correspondence or final documents from the commissioner with the following
keyword or phrases, "Clearview AI", "Clearview ai", "Clearview", during the time range of 01
January 2018 to now’ (19 March 2021).
I understand your reference to ‘email correspondence or final documents from the commissioner’ to be
email correspondence or final documents sent by the eSafety Commissioner, Julie Inman Grant.
In light of the nature of your request, I understand your request does not include news articles,
complaints data or publicly available information.
eSafety wil begin processing your request pursuant to this understanding. Charges
The processing charges which eSafety is entitled to charge are prescribed in the Freedom of
Information (Charges) Regulations 2019
. These charges include:
searching and retrieving ($15 per hour)
making a decision on access ($20 per hour after the first five hours, which are for free)
photocopying a written document (10 cents per page)
making a copy of a written document other than a photocopy ($4.40 per page)
postage or delivery (an amount not exceeding cost of postage or delivery)
transcribing ($4.40 per page)
supervising, if the applicant wishes to inspect ($6.25 per half an hour, or part thereof).
eSafety will, in accordance with section 29 of the FOI Act, advise you if you are liable to pay any
charge and provide a preliminary assessment of those charges.
Timeframe for processing
eSafety received your initial request on 19 March 2021 and the 30-day statutory period for processing
your request commenced from the day after that date. You should therefore expect a decision
regarding your request by 18 April 2021, but as this is a Sunday, the next business day, Monday 19
April 2021. I note this timeframe can be extended under the FOI Act. Relevantly, the time period can
be extended by 30 days if third party consultation is required.
P: 1800 880 176
We will contact you via this email address (firstname.lastname@example.org)
you advise us otherwise.
Please note that eSafety generally publishes information released under the FOI Act on our disclosure
log, subject to exceptions.
Further information about the FOI Act, including eSafety’s publication obligations, is available
on our website at https://www.esafety.gov.au/about-us/corporate-documents/freedom-of-information.
If you have any questions, please contact me.
T: 1800 880 176 W: www.esafety.gov.au