MORE ARTICLES FROM ‘Freedom Of Information News’
National Archives, Commerce and EPA team up to create place where public can submit, track FOIA requests, Federal News Radio reports.
Barriers to public access to government scientific information examined, as well as improvements in official efforts to make the data available to everyone’s benefit.
APME panel analyzes widespread official resistance to releasing public records to journalists.
Reuters reports 2nd Circuit rules that officials must disclose a 2004 legal memorandum justifying requirement that HIV/AIDS groups sign a pledge before working overseas.
Center for Constitutional Rights, others appeal military judge’s decision denying public access to information in case.
New York Times says record-setting prosecutions for leaked classified information are something of an accident.
Providing a solution would mean either violating news media’s rights or revealing all secrets — ‘neither one of which is realistic,’ says Washington Post’s Dana Priest during National FOI Day panel.
But some countries are trying to clamp controls on the Internet, says Google’s Vinton Cerf.
FOI Day panelists say trail of electronic records makes it easier for government to pursue leakers.
Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., given American Library Association’s annual award for her ‘tireless efforts’ for public access to government information.
As books, other data move to digital format, American public may have less access to information, Harvard’s John Palfrey tells National FOI Day audience.
Politico reports government also admits error in giving federal judge false information.
CNN reports that university sought, received exemption from law that other public agencies must abide by.
Politico reports that the Justice Department refuses to release a legal opinion governing the use of an FBI mechanism to obtain telephone-company records and other information.
ProPublica reports that proposal would direct federal agencies to respond to requests for certain national security or law-enforcement documents ‘as if the excluded records did not exist.’