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Dear Children’s eSafety Commissioner,

Under the provisions outlined in the Freedom of Information Act of 1982, I would like to request the following from 01 January 2017 to now (18/02/2021):

1. Any emails or final documents containing the following keywords or phrases "Thorn", "Spotlight", "ClearviewAI", "Clearview", "Clearview Ai", "PhotoDNA"

Regards,
Eliza Sorensen

enquiries@esafety.gov.au, Children’s eSafety Commissioner

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Dear Eliza,

 

Please see attached correspondence relating to your Freedom of Information
Act 1982 request received by the eSafety Commissioner on 18 February 2021.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact [1][Children’s eSafety Commissioner request email] if you have
any questions.

 

Kind regards,

 

 

FOI Coordinator

 

The eSafety Commissioner

 

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Hello,

Thanks for getting back to me. I'm happy to elaborate and clarify my request and how the subject relates to this request and these organisations.

The request is:
“Any emails or final documents containing the following words or phrases:
"Thorn", "Spotlight", "ClearviewAI", "Clearview", "Clearview Ai", "PhotoDNA".”

The subject "Orgnisations that use non-consenually gathered images" refers to the fact that there is well documented cases of these organisations breaking website terms of service and scraping content of people without the website or users consent.

Thorn have stated publicly that their product Spotlight scrapes Escort advertising platforms (breaking terms of service and taking users ability to consent or be informed of data breaches) and makes it available to law enforcement and private industry. (https://hackinghustling.org/posting-into...)

In June 2012, Microsoft stated that it joined the Thorn Foundation as a founding member which in turns make them complicit in allowing this to occur - as such, I have includedPhotoDNA in this list. (http://download.microsoft.com/download/B...)

The Canadian Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien has stated: what Clearview does — scraping photos from social media and other public sites for use by law enforcement — is “illegal” and creates a system that “inflicts broad-based harm on all members of society, who find themselves continually in a police lineup.” (https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/4/222660...)

Regards,
Eliza Sorensen

enquiries@esafety.gov.au, Children’s eSafety Commissioner

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Dear Eliza,

 

Thank you for your response.

 

We would like to speak with you to discuss your freedom of information
(FOI) request

 

As noted in our previous correspondence, we want to discuss clarifying and
narrowing the scope and subject matter of your FOI request. We are doing
this to assist you revise your request so that a practical refusal reason
under the Freedom of Information 1982 (Cth) does not exist.

 

We are available at the following times:

 

o Thursday 25 February 2021 at 10.30am
o Thursday 25 February 2021 at 11.00am
o Thursday 25 February 2021 at 11.30am

 

Please indicate if you’re available at any of the above times. Please also
indicate the best number for us to contact you on.

 

If you are not available at any of our suggested times, please let us know
another time this week you’re free.

 

We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Kind regards,

 

FOI Coordinator

The eSafety Commissioner

 

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Dear [email address],

The Thursday 25 February 2021 at 11:39am will be suitable.

I will follow up with a phone number.

Yours sincerely,

Eliza Sorensen

enquiries@esafety.gov.au, Children’s eSafety Commissioner

Dear Eliza,

Thank you for confirming you’re available at 11.30am tomorrow to discuss your request.

Please provide the number you wish for us to call.

Regards,

FOI Coordinator
eSafety Commissioner

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Dear [email address],

Just following up that I sent an email from [email address] with a contact phone number yesterday at 12:27.

Yours sincerely,

Eliza Sorensen

enquiries@esafety.gov.au, Children’s eSafety Commissioner

Hello Eliza,

We apologise for the delay and confusion.

Please call the ACMA Customer Service Centre on 1300 850 115 at 11.30am, ask to speak to the eSafety FOI Coordinator and you will be transferred to the appropriate person.

Kind regards,

FOI Coordinator
eSafety Commissioner

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Dear [email address],

Thank you for your time today.

As discussed, for this request specifically I would be wiling to modify my request to the following:
Any emails or correspondence from the E-Safety commissioner or final documents between the period of April 2018 to now that contain the following phrases:
"Thorn", "Spotlight", "ClearviewAI", "Clearview", "Clearview Ai", "Microsoft PhotoDNA"

I do believe this request is appropriate and relevant to the Australian public.

Yours sincerely,
Eliza Sorensen

enquiries@esafety.gov.au, Children’s eSafety Commissioner

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Dear Eliza,

 

Please see attached correspondence relating to your Freedom of Information
Act 1982 (Cth) request received by the eSafety Commissioner on 18 February
2021.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

 

Kind regards,

 

FOI Coordinator

The eSafety Commissioner

 

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Dear [email address],

In an attempt to further narrow this request down, I will modify my request to the following:
Any emails or correspondence from the E-Safety Commissioner or final documents between the period of April 2018 to now that contain the following words or phrases:
"Thorn", "Spotlight"

Yours sincerely,

Eliza Sorensen

enquiries@esafety.gov.au, Children’s eSafety Commissioner

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Dear Eliza,

 

Please see attached correspondence relating to your revised Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (Cth) request received by the eSafety Commissioner on
19 March 2021.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

 

Kind regards,

 

FOI Coordinator

eSafety Commissioner

 

NOTICE: This email message is for the sole use of the intended
recipient(s)
and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized
review, use, disclosure or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the
intended recipient, please contact the sender by reply email and destroy
all
copies of the original message.

Dear [email address],

Thanks for that notification. I understand that there may be charges incurred.
I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,
Eliza Sorensen

enquiries@esafety.gov.au, Children’s eSafety Commissioner

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Dear Eliza,

 

Please see attached correspondence relating to your revised Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (Cth) request received by the eSafety Commissioner on
19 March 2021.

 

Please contact [1][Children’s eSafety Commissioner request email] if you have any questions.

 

Kind regards,

 

FOI Coordinator

eSafety Commissioner

The eSafety Commissioner

 

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review, use, disclosure or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the
intended recipient, please contact the sender by reply email and destroy
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