Quick Answer: Can Texts Be FOIA?

Can I see my husbands text messages on Verizon?

The Account Owner and Account Managers can view the message usage details for each line on their account in My Verizon.

Message usage details include the mobile number, date and time of each message sent and received.

There’s no way to view the actual content of texts sent or received on other lines of your account..

How do I keep text messages private?

For additional security, you can lock down the entire app and its notifications behind a password. To enable the feature, open the app, tap the four squares icon at the top and then open settings and tap privacy and then toggle Enable password to the on position.

Are text messages public information?

The California Open Government Guide states that text messages and instant messages are public records. “If it pertains to the public’s business and it was prepared or used by a public employee to assist in carrying out his or her public duties, it is a public record.”

Can someone pull text message records?

Text messaging is shown in call detail records. However, the content of text messages is not. To get the content of text messages, a request must be made to the phone company within days of the incident.

Can you FOIA a FOIA request?

If the information you want is not publicly available, you can submit a FOIA request to the agency’s FOIA Office. The request simply must be in writing and reasonably describe the records you seek. Most federal agencies now accept FOIA requests electronically, including by web form, e-mail or fax.

Can personal cell phones be FOIA?

UPDATE: Both a circuit court and appellate court upheld the PAC ruling that the cell phone records were releasable under FOIA.