Celebrating 50 Years of FOIA

This Independence Day marks the anniversary of another freedom – the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). On July 4, 1966, Lyndon B. Johnson signed FOIA into law. A year later, the act went into effect giving private citizens a “right to know” by providing a streamlined means to request government

#Oops @UKSupremeCourt

Many and more official organizations are creating twitter accounts and developing groups of followers.  Ostensibly, for these official parties the reasoning is to keep citizens apprised of important information.  An amusing and oft seen example is the Boston Police with their ‘Injured Officer’ post that has now become somewhat of

“What preparations has the council made for a zombie attack?”

Freedom of Information advocates will always encourage citizens to submit requests for information.  As champions of transparency, it would be ludicrous to expect otherwise.  However, in some instances, they may find themselves on thin ice defending the earnestness of the requester or even the cost to process certain seemingly trivial

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Presented by AINS, the FOI Blog is a place for news and discussion of all Freedom of Information (FOI) related topics. AINS will be featuring our own talented FOI experts, but anyone with an interest in FOI is welcome to participate.