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Freedom of Information Act (United States) - Wikipedia, the free ...

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The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. § 552, is a federal freedom of information law that allows .... It gives one “(1) the right to see records about [one] self, subject to the ...

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and The Privacy Act

www.archives.gov/st-louis/military-personnel/foia-info.html

FOIA and Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF); FOIA and Official Personnel ... right, enforceable in court, to obtain access to Government information in ... The Freedom of Information Act does allow, however, for certain information to be ...

The Freedom of Information Act: U.S. Department of State - Freedom ...

foia.state.gov/Learn/FOIA.aspx

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) generally provides that any person has the right to request access to federal agency records or information except to the ... internal personnel rules and practices; information that is exempt under other ...

Citizen's Guide on Using the Freedom of Information Act

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13 F. Reasons access may be denied under the FOIA. ..... The requester also has a right to appeal the denial and, if necessary, to challenge it in court .... Some States have enacted laws allowing individuals to have access to personnel records ...

Your Right To Federal Records - GSA

www.gsa.gov/graphics/staffoffices/Your_Right_to_Federal_Records.pdf

the FOIA. This right of access is enforceable in court. In 1996, Congress revised ..... personnel needed for the search. ... allows an agency to set up processing.

Your Right to Federal Records - Electronic Privacy Information Center

www.epic.org/open_gov/rights.html

The FOIA provides access to all federal agency records (or portions of those records) ... and foreign relations information, (2) internal agency personnel rules and .... If you have not received a reply by the end of that time (be sure to allow for  ...

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT: Handbook - Federal Trade ...

www.ftc.gov/sites/default/files/attachments/foia-request/foiahandbook.pdf

The FOIA is a federal law that provides for public access to Federal ..... Exemption 6 allows agencies to withhold personnel or medical records to prevent an ... privacy is greater than the public's right to know the information in question.

michigan's freedom of information act - State of Michigan

www.michigan.gov/documents/ag/FOIA_Pamphlet_380084_7.pdf

Act gives citizens the right of access to most public records. If access is ... The FOIA regulates and sets requirements for the disclosure of public records by all ...

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Guidelines - IRS.gov

www.irs.gov/pub/irs-utl/irs_foia_guide.pdf

The Freedom of Information Act established an effective statutory right that .... purpose for making the request to allow the IRS to determine the appropriate ... threat to an individual's life or physical safety qualifying for expedited access should .... Exemption 6 applies to personnel, medical, and similar files the disclosure ...

What you can't get (FOIA exemptions) - FOIAdvocates - Freedom of ...

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The FOIA maintains nine exemptions to the general presumption of mandatory disclosure. ... This exemption allows the withholding of properly classified documents. ... First, information relating to personnel rules or internal agency practices is ... of the burden of assembling and providing access to any "matter in which the ...

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FOIA.gov - Freedom of Information Act: Frequently Asked Questions ...

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... Information Act (FOIA) has provided the public the right to request access to records from .... Agencies can also allow expedited processing for additional reasons. ... Exemption 2: Information related solely to the internal personnel rules and ...

FOIA Basics - National Security Archive

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Doing research to determine the right office to send the FOIA request to within the right ... Exemption (b)(2) - Internal Personnel Rules and Practices ... As the FOIA was intended to promote the public's access to information, news media ... The FOIA allows an agency only nine exemptions from its obligation to provide ...

Freedom of Information Act | Children's Rights Council

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The FOIA allows for the full or partial disclosure of previously unreleased ... and does not create a right of access to records held by Congress, the courts, or by state or ... If “agency personnel acted arbitrarily or capriciously with respect to the  ...