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CFPB 2012 010 Interim Response Cvr Ltr

CFPB 2012 010 Interim Response Cvr Ltr

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau 

1801 Street lJW, Washington, 20036 
RE: FOIA Request #CFPB-2012-010 
January 30, 2012 
Lisette Garcia Judicial Watch 425 Third Street, S.W. Suite 800 Washington, D.C. 20024 

Dear Ms. Garcia: 
This letter interim response your Freedom oflnformation Act (FOIA) request dated October 19, 2011. Your request sought all communications and records communications and from Carter Dougherty, Shahien Nasiripour, Brady Dennis, Maya Jackson Randall, and Mark Calabria. 

With respect our records search, the parameters described the request produced over 44,000 potentially responsive pages. November 17, 2011, you were contacted Mr. William Holzerland update you the status your request and inform you the voluminous page count associated with your request. During that discussion, was settled upon exclude Maya Jackson Randall and Mark Calabria from the request well extract all CFPB-issued press releases that did not contain subsequent comments from CFPB personnel after the initial release. for press releases that contained subsequent comments, the press release and the comments were included but duplicate copies the identical press releases were extracted. 
Attached this letter, please find our interim response your request, which consists 346 
detailed November 17, 2011 well the measures detailed the above paragraph. 
Portions these records are redacted pursuant U.S.C.  552(b)(5) and (b)(6). 
FOIA Exemption protects from disclosure those inter-or intra-agency documents that are normally privileged the civil discovery context. The three most frequently invoked privileges are the deliberative process privilege, the attorney work-product privilege, and the attorney-client privilege. After carefully reviewing the responsive documents, detennined that portions the responsive documents qualify for protection under the Deliberative Process Privilege. The deliberative process privilege protects the integrity the deliberative decision-making processes within the agency exempting from mandatory disclosure opinions, conclusions, and recommendations included within inter-agency intra-agency memoranda letters. The 

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release this internal information would discourage the expression candid opinions and inhibit the free and frank exchange information among agency personnel. 
FOIA Exemption exempts from disclosure personnel medical files and similar files the release which would cause clearly unwarranted invasion personal privacy. This requires balancing the public's right disclosure against the individual's right privacy. The information that was withheld encompassed personal email addresses and telephone numbers. The privacy interests the individuals the records you have requested outweigh any minimal public interest disclosure the information. Any private interest you may have that information does not factor into the aforementioned balancing test. 
Your appeal rights will provided our final response your FOIA request. 
For inquiries concerning your request, please contact Ms. Dominique Banks, phone (202) 435-7359 and reference the FOIA request number above. you are unable reach Ms. Banks, please feel free contact CFPB's FOIA Service Center email CFPB _FOIA@cfpb.gov telephone 1-855-444-FOIA (3642). 

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