Freedom Of Information Act

Author: Christopher L. Henry
Editor: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 9781590337202
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The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), which can be found in Title 5 of the United States Code, section 552, was enacted in 1966 and provides that any person has the right to request access to federal agency records or information. All agencies of the United States government are required to disclose records upon receiving a written request for them, except for those records that are protected from disclosure by nine exemptions and three exclusions of the FOIA. This right of access is enforceable in court. The federal FOIA does not, however, provide access to records held by state and local government agencies, or by private businesses or individuals. All states have their own statutes governing public access to state and local records. This book serves as a reference guide to familiarize the reader with the specific procedures for making a FOIA request to the Department of Justice. By applying the information that this book provides, the process is neither complicated nor time consuming. The book also includes descriptions of the types of records maintained by different parts of the Department, some of which are available through means other than the FOIA.

Freedom Of Information

Author: Richard A. Chapman
Editor: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754679776
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Now a vital part of the British system of government, the 2005 Freedom of Information Act also plays an important role in developing local democracy. This detailed review explores the need for freedom of information in modern liberal democracies, and addresses how the accountability of local authorities may best be ensured.

Blackstone S Guide To The Freedom Of Information Act 2000

Author: John Wadham
Editor: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191621277
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The Blackstone's Guide Series delivers concise and accessible books covering the latest legislative changes and amendments. Published soon after enactment, they offer expert commentary by leading names on the scope, extent and effects of the legislation, plus a full copy of the Act itself. They offer a cost-effective solution to key information needs and are the perfect companion for any practitioner needing to get up to speed with the latest changes. The Freedom of Information Act 2000 came into force on 1 January 2005, creating a new statutory 'right to open government'. It has imposed new duties on public authorities regarding the disclosure and handling of information. The new edition of this popular Blackstone's Guide provides a comprehensive overview of the Act, combined with comment and analysis on the effect of the legislation. It incorporates and discusses the case law and decisions emerging from the Information Commissioner, Information Tribunal/First-tier Tribunal, and the High Court, including Her Majesty's Treasury v ICO, British Union for the Abolition of Anti Vivisection v Home Office and ICO, and Home Office and MOJ v ICO, as well as relevant decisions of the Scottish Information Commissioner. It also includes analysis of the replacement of the Information Tribunal by the First-tier Tribunal (General Regulatory Chamber) and the Upper Tribunal. Up-to-date with all changes since the publication of the previous edition, and containing a fully updated copy of the Act, this Blackstone's Guide is an essential purchase for all those involved in receiving requests for access under the Act.

The Freedom Of Information Act

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Operations. Subcommittee on Government Information and Individual Rights
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Freedom Of Information

Author: Shannon E. Martin
Editor: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9780820481814
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The Freedom of Information Act was signed into law during the last half of the twentieth century to ensure public access to government documents. In this book, Shannon E. Martin details the history that led to the law's enactment and the resulting discoveries in government repositories over the past fifty years. In light of the ongoing national security war on terror, this is a timely and historical overview of the accessibility of government-held information.

The Freedom Of Information Act For Attorneys And Access Professionals

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Freedom Of Information

Author: Andrew Flinn
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ISBN: 9781857434200
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The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act has been broadly welcomed by contemporary British historians as a means of increasing access to public records within the thirty-year rule. But the benefits of this formal commitment to open government are untested, and experiences in other countries with FOI or Access to Information legislation have raised a number of shared problems and concerns. These problems are common among countries with FOI legislation. But there has been very little discussion among historians and archivists internationally about dealing with these issues as well as reflecting on the benefits of access legislation. This volume will be the first to compare and reflect upon both the successes and difficulties of FOI across the world. Written by an international mixture of senior archivists and historians, it will appeal across the disciplines of history and archive studies.

Freedom Of Information Case List

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The Law Of Freedom Of Information

Author: John Macdonald
Editor: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780199288069
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This cumulative supplement to The Law of Freedom of Information covers all key developments in the subject up to June 2005. It is an essential purchase for all who already own the main work, and maintains its currency. The supplement updates the main work paragraph by paragraph, following the same structure as the main work. It includes full analysis of the guidance issued by the Department for Constitutional Affairs in October 2004 and the current awareness guidance and policy development documents issued by the Information Commissioner. The authors also examine the first decisions of the Commissioner and the decisions of the Ombudsman including her ruling on the disclosure of the advice given by the Attorney General on the legality of the war with Iraq. In addition, the supplement covers recent decisions from the USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Ireland, as well as UK decisions on data protection and confidentiality. The comprehensive, analytical approach of themain work provides the complete reference volume for practitioners advising on the relevant legislation: those working within or advising the myriad public bodies upon which the Freedom of Information Act 2000 imposes new duties regarding the disclosure and handling of information; those advising clients with a personal, professional or commercial interest in obtaining information from those newly obliged to provide it; and those in the business community for whom the Act raises important concerns about the potential accessibility of commercially sensitive information The supplement and the main work are also available as a pack (ISBN 0199288054: L180.00).

Freedom Of Information

Author: Matthew Burgess
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317645200
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Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists is written to inform, instruct and inspire journalists on the investigative possibilities offered by the Freedom of Information Act. Covering exactly what the Act is, how to make FOI requests and how to use the Act to hold officials to account, Matt Burgess utilises expert opinions, relevant examples and best practice from journalists and investigators working with the Freedom of Information Act at all levels. The book is brimming with illuminating and relevant examples of the Freedom of Information Act being used by journalists, alongside a range of helpful features, including: • end-of-chapter lists of tips and learning points; • sections addressing the different areas of FOI requests; • text boxes on key thoughts and cases; • interviews with leading contemporary journalists and figures working with FOI requests. Supported by the online FOI Directory (www.foidirectory.co.uk), Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists is a must read for all those training or working as journalists on this essential tool for investigating, researching and reporting.

The Impact Of The Freedom Of Information Act On Central Government In The Uk

Author: R. Hazell
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 0230281990
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Based on interviews with officials, requesters and journalists, as well as a survey of FOI requesters and a study of stories in the national media, this book offers a unique insight into how the Freedom of Information Act 2000 really works.

Freedom Of Information

Author: Patrick Birkinshaw
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139487493
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Enacted in 2000 and in operation in the UK since 2005, the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act has revealed information which has generated calls for constitutional reform. A massive 'information jurisprudence' has developed through the decisions of the Information Commissioner, the Information Tribunal and the courts. Governments' responses to the war on terror have involved increased resort to claims of national security and accompanying secrecy, but these developments have to exist alongside demands for FOI and transparency. FOI has to balance access to and protection of personal information, and major amendments have been made to the Data Protection Act in order to balance the competing demands of transparency and privacy. This detailed discussion of FOI laws and personal data laws examines the historical development of secrecy, national security and government, and their modern context.

Freedom Of Information Handbook

Author: Peter Carey
Editor: Law Society Publishing
ISBN: 9781907698187
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The Freedom of Information Act 2000 came into force in 2005, obliging public authorities to respond quickly to requests for information, subject to exemptions. This text offers an overview of the law, providing explanations of the practical consequences of the legislation. The book has been adopted as the key text for those undertaking the Practitioner Certificate in Freedom of Information qualification (www.foiqualification.com).

Troubling Transparency

Author: David E. Pozen
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231545800
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Today, transparency is a widely heralded value, and the U.S. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is often held up as one of the transparency movement’s canonical achievements. Yet while many view the law as a powerful tool for journalists, activists, and ordinary citizens to pursue the public good, FOIA is beset by massive backlogs, and corporations and the powerful have become adept at using it for their own interests. Close observers of laws like FOIA have begun to question whether these laws interfere with good governance, display a deleterious anti-public-sector bias, or are otherwise inadequate for the twenty-first century’s challenges. Troubling Transparency brings together leading scholars from different disciplines to analyze freedom of information policies in the United States and abroad—how they are working, how they are failing, and how they might be improved. Contributors investigate the creation of FOIA; its day-to-day uses and limitations for the news media and for corporate and citizen requesters; its impact on government agencies; its global influence; recent alternatives to the FOIA model raised by the emergence of “open data” and other approaches to transparency; and the theoretical underpinnings of FOIA and the right to know. In addition to examining the mixed legacy and effectiveness of FOIA, contributors debate how best to move forward to improve access to information and government functioning. Neither romanticizing FOIA nor downplaying its real and symbolic achievements, Troubling Transparency is a timely and comprehensive consideration of laws such as FOIA and the larger project of open government, with wide-ranging lessons for journalism, law, government, and civil society.

Annotated Freedom Of Information Act New South Wales

Author: Anne Cossins
Editor: Lawbook Company
ISBN: 9780455215006
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Freedom Of Information In New Zealand

Author: Ian Eagles
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN:
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This is the first full treatment of New Zealand's freedom of information regime, comprising the Official Information Act of 1982 and the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act of 1987. The authors critically examine this legislation and its operation in New Zealand, drawing on American, Canadian, and Australian precedents and pointing out numerous parallels between freedom of information in those countries and New Zealand.

Freedom Of Information And The Right To Know

Author: Herbert N. Foerstel
Editor: Greenwood
ISBN:
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This examination of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) traces the American origins of the belief that the citizens of a democracy have a natural right to know about the workings of their government. Despite continuing Executive opposition, today's federal bureaucracy works effectively with the FOIA requester community to guarantee an informed citizenry and an open government.

Freedom Of Information Law In Ireland

Author: Maeve McDonagh
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ISBN: 9781899738793
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This book seeks to provide a clear and detailed explanation of the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 1997. It begins with a discussion of the development of freedom of information laws internationally, both at domestic and international levels. The history of the Act in Ireland is then explored. Many of the Act's provisions are based on those of corresponding Australian and Canadian legislation. The book, therefore, draws extensively from the interpretation of such provisions in those jurisdictions. The relationship of the Act with existing Irish legislation relating to access to government information is also explained. The main focus of the book is upon the substance of the Act itself. It concentrates on the four main elements of the Act: * The right of access to government records * The duty of public bodies to publish information relating to their activities * The right to have incorrect personal records amended * The right to be given reasons for administrative decisions.

Freedom Of Information And Social Science Research Design

Author: Kevin Walby
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 042979486X
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This multidisciplinary volume demonstrates how Freedom of Information (FOI) law and processes can contribute to social science research design across sociology, criminology, political science, anthropology, journalism and education. Comparing the use of FOI in research design across the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, Canada and South Africa, it provides readers with resources to carry out FOI requests and considers the influence such requests can have on debates within multiple disciplines. In addition to exploring how scholars can use FOI disclosures in conjunction with interview data, archival data and other datasets, this collection explains how researchers can systematically analyse FOI disclosures. Considering the challenges and dilemmas in using FOI processes in research, it examines the reasons why many scholars continue to rely on more easily accessible data, when much of the real work of governance, the more clandestine but consequential decisions and policy moves made by government officials, can only be accessed using FOI requests.