udicial Watch announced today it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for records of communication related to the work of the Election Integrity Partnership (EIP) that could detail coordinated censorship activities (Judicial Watch, Inc. v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security (No. 1:23-cv-00384)).
The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia after the Cybersecurity and Information Security Agency (a component of the Department of Homeland Security) failed to comply with an October 27, 2022, FOIA request for:
1. All emails, direct messages, task management alerts, or other records of communication related to the work of the Election Integrity Partnership sent via the Atlassian Jira platform between any official or employee of the Cybersecurity and Information Security Agency and any member, officer, employee, or representative of any of the
· The Election Integrity Partnership
· The University of Washington’s Center for an Informed Public
· Stanford University’s Internet Observatory
· The Center for Internet Security
· The Elections Infrastructure Information Sharing & Analysis Center
· The National Association of Secretaries of State
· The National Association of State Election Directors
· The Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensics Research Laboratory
· Any social media company
2. All memoranda of understanding, guidelines, or similar records related to the Cybersecurity and Information Security Agency’s use of the Atlassian Jira platform for work related to the Election Integrity Partnership.
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