Ministerial correspondence - Google Apple Exposure Notifications API

The request was refused by Digital Transformation Agency.

Jeremy Cooper-Stout

Dear Digital Transformation Agency,

I write to request under the Freedom of Information Act any documents (including, but not limited to, emails, briefing notes, minutes, letters) sent to the office of Minister Stuart Robert and/or the Prime Minister which refer to Apple or Google's Exposure Notification APIs.

Yours faithfully,

Jeremy Cooper-Stout

DTA FOI, Digital Transformation Agency

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Freedom of Information Request – FOI 209/2020

Thank you for your email to the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) for access to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act).

List of documents requested:

"any documents (including, but not limited to, emails, briefing notes, minutes, letters) sent to the office of Minister Stuart Robert and/or the Prime Minister which refer to Apple or Google's Exposure Notification APIs"

The statutory period for processing your request commences from the day after DTA received your request. Your request was received by DTA on 20 September 2020. The processing period may be extended if we need to consult third parties, impose a charge or for other reasons. We will advise you if this happens.

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officers and mobile phone numbers for SES officers are redacted under section 22 of the FOI Act, on the basis that these
details are irrelevant to the request.

Drafts and Duplicates

In making a decision the DTA will exclude draft and duplicate copies, only including final versions that fit the scope of your request. If you require this information, please inform us within five days, otherwise these documents will be deemed irrelevant to your request and removed under section 22 of the FOI Act.

Please contact the FOI Team on the below contact details if you wish to discuss your request.

Regards,

Morgan

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Freedom of Information
Digital Transformation Agency (DTA)
Australian Government
www.dta.gov.au
Email: [DTA request email]
+61 2 6120 8541

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DTA FOI, Digital Transformation Agency

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Dear Jeremy,

See attached.

Happy to discuss, my number is below.

Regards,
Morgan

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Freedom of Information
Digital Transformation Agency (DTA)
Australian Government
www.dta.gov.au
Email: [DTA request email]
+61 2 6120 8541

OFFICIAL

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Jeremy Cooper-Stout

Dear DTA FOI,

I wish to withdraw my request.

Yours sincerely,

Jeremy Cooper-Stout