Dear Australian Federal Police,
Can I please request a copy of all law enforcement requests made from the AFP to data from Uber, and the responses to those requests? The date range can be from July 2016 to Jan 2017. If this is too large of a date range please let me know so I can refine the scope.
Can I also request a copy of the most recent set of rules, guidelines or law enforcement processes provided to the AFP from Uber?
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Good Afternoon Mr Fairless,
Your Freedom of Information Request
I refer to your application emailed 17 January 2017 in which you seek
access to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the Act) as
1) A copy of all law enforcement requests made from the AFP for data
from Uber, and the responses to those requests? The date range can be from
July 2016 to Jan 2017. If this is too large of a date range please let me
know so I can refine the scope.
2) A copy of the most recent set of rules, guidelines or law enforcement
processes provided to the AFP from Uber?
Information considered irrelevant to the scope of your request
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information on the basis that is irrelevant to the scope of a request:
- Names of AFP members, other than the Senior Executive.
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of AFP members.
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provide emails where they form a final email chain and the
authors/recipients are contained within the final email.
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FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
CHIEF COUNSEL PORTFOLIO
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Dear Mr Fairless
Please find attached a charges estimate in relation to your request.
JACQUELINE (AFP 12306)
TEAM LEADER, FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
CHIEF COUNSEL PORTFOLIO
Tel +61(0) 2 6131 6131
Dear Ellery, Jacqueline,
Please consider this request withdrawn.