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30 June I 201
Mr. Erik Larson
Reference: F-2011-01123FBI #1138270-000 / Dear Mr. Larson: In the courseof processing your 26 September 2009 Freedomof Infbrmation Act (FOIA) request,madeon the behalf of the History Commons,to the FederalBureau of Investigation(FBI) for recordson ThomasPeterLantos,the FBI locatedCIA material and referredit to us on 18 February20l l for review and direct response you. to We reviewedthe material and determined is currentlyand properly classified it and must be deniedin its entiretyon the basisof FoIA exemptions (b)(i) and (b)(3). Exemption(bX3) pertainsto information exemptfrom disclosure statute. The relevant by statute the CentralIntelligence is AgencyAct of 1949,50U.S.C.$ 403, as amended, e.g., Section6, which exemptsfrom the disclosure requirement information pertainingto the organization,functions,including thoserelatedto the protectionof intelligencesourcesand methods,names,official titles, salaries, and numbersof personnelemployedby the Agency. An explanationof exemptionsis enclosed.As the CIA Information and privacy Coordinator,I am the CIA official responsible this determination.you have the righi for to appealthis response the Agency Release to Panel,in my care,within 45 days from the dateof this letter. Pleaseinclude the basisof your appeal. Sincerely,
Susan Viscuso Information and Privacy Coordinator Enclosure
(bxl) exempts from disclosure information currently and properly classified, pursuant to an Executive Order; (b)(2) exempts from disclosure information, which pertains solely to the internal personnel rules and practices of the Agency; (bX3) exempts from disclosure information that another federal statute protects, provided that the other federal statute either requires that the matters be withheld, or establishes particular criteria for withholding or refers to particular types of matters to be withheld. The (bX3) statutesupon which the CIA relies include, but are not limited to, the CIA Act of 1949: (bX4) exernptsfrom disclosure trade secretsand commercial or financial information that is obtained from a person and that is privileged or confidential; (b)(5) exempts from disclosure inter-and intra-agencymemorandaor letters that would not be available by law to a party other than an agency in litigation with the agency; (bX6) exempts from disclosure information from personneland medical files and similar files the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of privacy; (bX7) exempts from disclosure information compiled for law enforcementpurposesto the extent that the production of the information (A) could reasonablybe expectedto interfere with enforcement proceedings; (B) would deprive a person of a right to a fair trial or an impartial adjudication; (C) could reasonablybe expectedto constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy; (D) could reasonablybe expectedto disclose the identity of a confidential source or, in the caseof information compiled by a criminal law enforcernent authority in the course of a criminal investigation or by an agency conducting a lawful national security intelligence investigation, information furnished by a confidential source; (E) would disclose techniquesand proceduresfor law enforcement investigations or prosecutionsifsuch disclosure could reasonablybe expectedto risk circumvention of the law; or (F) could reasonablybe expectedto endangerany individual's life or physical safety; (bX8) exempts from disclosure information contained in reports or related to examination, operating, or condition reports preparedby, or on behalfof, or for use ofan agency responsible for regulating or supervising financial institutions; and (bX9) exempts from disclosure geological and geophysical information and data, including rnaps,concerning wells.