Emerging Tech & Modernization, Tech

How to Lessen the Burden of Freedom of Information Act Requests

August 10, 2021

Via: Nextgov

The Freedom of Information Act is a win for free speech and transparency. But what happens when you fail to obtain a timely response to your request? You may not realize how grueling and stressful the processes involved in sourcing […]


FCC has to pay journalist $43,000 after hiding net neutrality records

March 22, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

The Federal Communications Commission has settled a case over its refusal to comply with a public records request, agreeing to pay $43,000 to a journalist who sued the commission. Freelance writer Jason Prechtel filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) […]


Can agencies build greater trust in the FOIA process?

July 31, 2017

Via: FCW

With limited resources and an increasing workload, agency officials hope that technology can help automate practices to make the government more transparent. First, however, they need to improve the practices themselves. The process surrounding Freedom of Information Act requests has […]

Federal, Policy

FCC refuses to release text of more than 40,000 net neutrality complaints

July 19, 2017

Via: ArsTechnica

The Federal Communications Commission has denied a request to extend the deadline for filing public comments on its plan to overturn net neutrality rules, and the FCC is refusing to release the text of more than 40,000 net neutrality complaints […]

Federal, Policy

The FBI’s new online FOIA portal is now live

March 3, 2017

Via: Tech Crunch

It’s March, and beyond seasonal allergies and college basketball, that means the FBI’s controversial changes to its FOIA request system are now fully implemented. For reporters and government transparency advocates, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is an essential tool. […]

Federal, Policy

How does FOIA fit under the Trump administration?

January 27, 2017

Via: FCW

In the absence of new directives from the Trump administration, open government advocates from the public and private sectors are continuing their work to strengthen and expand the use of the Freedom of Information Act. FOIA is a 50-year-old transparency […]