Harry A. Hammitt

Monday, January 30, 2006

Harry Hammitt is editor and publisher of Access Reports, a biweekly newsletter on the Freedom of Information Act, open government laws and policies, and informational privacy issues. He has written and edited the newsletter since 1985.

Hammitt has also written extensively on all aspects of the case law, legislation, and administrative practice. Besides Access Reports, he has written a monthly newsletter on access and privacy for Canada, and has served as the primary editor of Litigation Under the Federal Open Government Laws, a practice guide created for nongovernment users of FOIA and other federal access laws.

In addition, Hammitt has lectured extensively on access and privacy issues in the U.S. and Canada. He has served as president and as a board member of the American Society of Access Professionals, a Washington-based professional organization.

Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2001.