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FOIAFreedom Of Information Act
FOIAFriends of Island Academy (educational group)
FOIAFund for Open Information and Accountability, Inc. (New York, NY)
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Police Departments can now reliably and quickly redact body-worn video at low cost to respond to a rapidly rising tide of body-worn video FOIA requests.
But challenging how the White House inserts itself into the review process of FOIA is intrinsically elusive, considering that the White House is not subject to FOIA.
She saw this same problem resurfacing within the FOIA statute, in an exemption nicknamed "High 2" (sometimes this exemption is also called "High b(2)" because it exists within subsection (b) of the FOIA statute, at title 5, section 552 of the U.
This is work Congress can, and must do to help restore freedom to information in the FOIA.
The letter says, "Had they been located previously, these records would have been responsive to your FOIA request.
The only way I see to get disclosure-resistant agencies to change their ways is to have inspectors general committed to FOIA, with enough staff and sufficient authority to make life miserable for those who seek to defeat its use.
The FOIA provides procedures that allow any person to make a request for a federal agency document and for federal agencies to make the records promptly available to anyone who makes a proper request.
Therefore, a FOIA request for reports that do not currently exist as to information that is in the public body's possession may lawfully be denied with no explanation other than that no such reports exist.
To help ensure proper implementation, the act requires that agencies annually report specific information about their FOIA operations, such as numbers of requests received and processed and other statistics.
Some of these FOIA letters ask for pricing information in a proposal, while others request general information about a contractor's services or products.
Your September 7, 2004, FOIA request is part of this review.
The text examines the government's historical responsibilities for the management of public information and the news media's interests in access to that store of documents; the wealth of information that dozens of government agencies gather, store, and manage since the formalized reporting system of the FOIA legislation; and the ways in which FOIA advocates assess the application of the law, celebrate their access success, and work toward expanding those opportunities.