Dear Australian Federal Police,

I am writing under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act to request the documents relating directly to the current number of IMSI catchers owned by the AFP as of 2016.

An “International Mobile Subscriber Identity” catcher (IMSI Catcher) may go by the following brand names including Stingray, SimSucker, Kingfish, Harpoon, Amberjack, or Hailstorm.

Yours faithfully,

Owen Kelly

FOI, Australian Federal Police

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Dear Mr Kelly,

         

Your Freedom of Information Request

 

I refer to your application dated 2 March 2016. in which you seek access
to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the Act).

 

Information considered irrelevant to the scope of your request

 

The AFP, in its management of FOI requests, excludes the following
information on the basis that is irrelevant to the scope of a request:

 

-        Names of AFP members, other than the Senior Executive.

-        Direct telephone numbers and mobile telephone numbers of AFP
members.

-        Duplicate documents, including duplicate emails.  The AFP will
only provide emails where they form a final email chain and the
authors/recipients are contained within the final email. 

-        Information that is publicly available, for example, newspaper
articles, online publications including information available on the AFP
Information Publication Scheme and the AFP disclosure log.

 

If you object to the AFP excluding any of the above information, please
advise this office within seven days of receipt of this letter.

                                                          

Your request was received by this agency on 2 March 2016 and the 30 day
statutory period for processing your request commenced from that date.

 

You will be notified of any charges in accordance with the Freedom of
Information (Fees and Charges) Regulations, should they apply, in relation
to your request as soon as practicable.

 

Kind regards,

 

 

MS SMALL (AFP21751)
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION OFFICER
CHIEF COUNSEL PORTFOLIO
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Tel +61(0) 2 61316131

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Dear FOI,

I agree with that assessment of scope.

Yours sincerely,

Owen Kelly

FOI, Australian Federal Police

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Dear Mr Kelly,

 

Please see the attached correspondence from this office regarding FOI
request CRM2016/420.

 

Kind regards

 

ELISE (12830)
TEAM MEMBER - FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
CHIEF COUNSEL PORTFOLIO

Tel +61(0) 2 61316131  

[1]www.afp.gov.au

 

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Owen Kelly left an annotation ()

Specifically, they cannot confirm nor deny the request.