Control of social media and email accounts

David Morris-Bamber made this Official Information request to New Zealand Police

Response to this request is delayed. By law, New Zealand Police should normally have responded promptly and by (details and exceptions)

From: David Morris-Bamber

Dear New Zealand Police,

Can you take control of social media accounts and email accounts and change passwords so as the owner can no longer access them

Yours faithfully,
.David Morris-Bamber

Link to this

New Zealand Police

Good afternoon
 
Your request has been received by New Zealand Police.
 
It will now be allocated for action.
 
Kind regards
Ministerial Services

-----"David Morris-Bamber"
<[FYI request #11896 email]> wrote: -----
To: "OIA/LGOIMA requests at New Zealand Police"
<[New Zealand Police request email]>
From: "David Morris-Bamber"
<[FYI request #11896 email]>
Date: 15/12/2019 09:07PM
Subject: Official Information request - Control of social media and email
accounts

Dear New Zealand Police,
Can you take control of social media accounts and email accounts and
change passwords so as the owner can no longer access them
Yours faithfully,
.David Morris-Bamber
-------------------------------------------------------------------
This is an Official Information request made via the FYI website.
Please use this email address for all replies to this request:
[FYI request #11896 email]
Is [New Zealand Police request email] the wrong address for Official
Information requests to New Zealand Police? If so, please contact us using
this form:
[1]https://fyi.org.nz/change_request/new?bo...
Disclaimer: This message and any reply that you make will be published on
the internet. Our privacy and copyright policies:
[2]https://fyi.org.nz/help/officers
If you find this service useful as an Official Information officer, please
ask your web manager to link to us from your organisation's OIA or LGOIMA
page.

show quoted sections

Link to this

From: David Morris-Bamber

Dear New Zealand Police,
As I have not yet received any reply to my request and by law I should have had a response by the 14th January 2010, I am requesting that a response to my request to be given soon as possible.

Yours faithfully,

David Morris-Bamber

Link to this

Mr Rodgers left an annotation ()

Actually, the OIA has a working day "holiday" from 25th December to 15th January. The deadline for response is something like 3rd Feb.

Link to this

David Morris-Bamber left an annotation ()

I understand that the OIA may have had a working day "holiday" from 25th December to 15th January, but my request was prior to this date and to the New Zealand Police, so therefore a response from them not the OIA, I would have expected by the due date.

Link to this

Mr Rodgers left an annotation ()

NZ Police are subject to the Official Information Act (OIA). You have made you request through a website for making OIA requests. You have made an OIA request to NZ Police.

Section 15 requires the department to respond to a request within 20 working days.

Section 2 of the OIA makes the following definition: “working day means any day of the week other than … a day in the period commencing with 25 December in any year and ending with 15 January in the following year”.

You made your request on 15 Dec — that’s 7 working days leading to the 24th. Then you have another 13 working days from 16 Jan giving you the 4th February.

Link to this

From: MAUNDER, Renee
New Zealand Police

Môrena

Your request was received 19 December 2019, which makes the date it is due under the Official Information Act 10 February 2020. A response is being worked on and we expect to provide it to you by that date.

Section 2 of the Official Information Act defines working days as:
working day means any day of the week other than—
(a)
Saturday, Sunday, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Anzac Day, Labour Day, the Sovereign’s birthday, and Waitangi Day; and
(ab)
if Waitangi Day or Anzac Day falls on a Saturday or a Sunday, the following Monday; and
(b)
a day in the period commencing with 25 December in any year and ending with 15 January in the following year.

I understand that FYIs deadline calculator does not include the days listed in 2(b) as non-working days, and the site is therefore giving incorrect due dates. I have copied the FYI Admin team in so they can take a look. The Office of the Ombudsmen has an OIA deadline calculator that includes all the non-working days on their website: https://www.ombudsman.parliament.nz/

Ngâ mihi

Renée

Renée Maunder (she/her)
Senior Advisor
Ministerial Services
 
P +64 4 470 7119
DDI 44419
E [email address]
 

 

show quoted sections

Link to this

From: David Morris-Bamber

Dear MAUNDER, Renee,
Many thanks for that clarification, apologies if required are given, as I was only responding to automated email, and did not give any consideration to how the working days were worked out.

Yours sincerely,

David Morris-Bamber

Link to this

Oliver Lineham left an annotation ()

Hi,

Police are correct. We (FYI.org.nz) had not imported 2020 OIA holidays into our software, so the due date did not account for the OIA "Summer Holiday" up to 15 January. I've added 2020 dates now, but it the due date displayed above may not be recalculated immediately.

Sorry for the confusion.

Oliver
FYI admin

Link to this

New Zealand Police


Attachment Morris Bamber IR 01 19 34246 signed reply.pdf
35K Download View as HTML


Dear David Morris-Bamber

 

Please find attached the reply to your correspondence of 15 December 2019.

 

Kind regards

Ministerial Services

PNHQ

 

===============================================================

WARNING

The information contained in this email message is intended for the
addressee only and may contain privileged information. It may also be
subject to the provisions of section 50 of the Policing Act 2008, which
creates an offence to have unlawful possession of Police property. If you
are not the intended recipient of this message or have received this
message in error, you must not peruse, use, distribute or copy this
message or any of its contents.

Also note, the views expressed in this message may not necessarily reflect
those of the New Zealand Police. If you have received this message in
error, please email or telephone the sender immediately

Link to this

From: David Morris-Bamber

Dear New Zealand Police,
Many thanks for your reply,
The permission the owner gives to allow passwords to be changed, does this need only be made verbally and how is this recorded, or does permission need to be a written and signed statement.

Yours faithfully,

David Morris-Bamber

Link to this

Things to do with this request

Anyone:
New Zealand Police only: