Watchdogs: FOIA Exemptions Climb 33%

March 2012
Information Management Journal;Mar/Apr2012, Vol. 46 Issue 2, p10
The article discusses a report produced by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) and OpentheGovernment.org, which revealed that some U.S. government agencies are relying more heavily on exemptions to withhold information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The report examined FOIA performance at 15 U.S. agencies in fiscal years 2008 and 2010, and found that nine statutory exemptions were used 33% more often in fiscal 2010.


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