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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Parent Category: US Government
The Freedom of Information Act is a United States federal law that discloses government information to the public. The Act was signed by Lyndon B. Johnson on July 4, 1966.
This may be a long and tedious task. Refer to the below link for the location of a proper website for submitting the FOIA form. Be advised that records that old are most certainly warehoused somewhere - probably in the Federal Records Center located in Suitland Maryland. You will probably have to be...
The procedure is as follows: Determine the agency that most likely holds the desired informationDetermine the FOIA office in that agencyWrite a letter to that FOIA office requesting the desired informationWait (they must acknowledge your request in 20 days, but they don't have a deadline to act on...
If by FOIA, you mean Freedom Of Information Act, then according to the USDOJ Web site: "The FOIA applies only to federal agencies and does not create a right of access to records held by Congress, the courts, or by state or local government agencies. Each state has its own public access laws that...
If it was funded and done with taxpayer money, yes, unless the subject is classified.
The SEC is a federal agency and subject to federal disclosure laws. Please cite your reference for alleging that they are exempt from disclosure under the FOIA.
My guess is the Jackbooted thugs that are now running the government wanted to shut down the investigation that FOX News was preparing on the SEC. Despite the President's calling for more transparency in the Financial-Reform Legislation, the Securities and Exchange Commission is now exempt from...
citizens access to information from the executive branch
The Privacy Act of 1974 protects against invasion of personal  privacy through the misuse of records by Federal Agencies, and all  requests for information must be made in writing.
Choose All That Apply [X] U.S. Citizens [ ] Federal government agencies [ ] Fugitives from justice [X] Foreign citizens [X] Universities, organizations, and businesses
Any federal agency records that are not exempt from release
US law and statutes apply ONLY within areas under the jurisdiction of United States.
It would not have any bearing on the issue. FOIA as provided by law is ONLY for information under United States Government control.
Data protection act ensures that someones personal data is not being used for illegal purpose, in other words it protects the personal data. Whereas Freedom of information legislation comprises laws that guarantee access to data held by the state. They establish a "right-to-know" legal process by...
No. Additional: See the below website: (specifically the portion covering 5 USC, 552 Part a,(6)(A), which delineates the response times required [20 days] of any particular agency) Note that "response time" does not specify the timeframe in which you will receive your requested information - only...
Hand carry the request to the base Freedom of Information Act Manager
If whatever you wrote was a crime, yes. More commonly, however, your blog would be evidence of another crime.
There is no such thing as a FOIA request form. You simply write a letter describing the documents and/or type of information you want released, and mail it to the FOIA office of the agency that most likely holds these documents or information. I have used the FOIA Letter Generator (see links) to do...
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State and Local governments, U.S. or Foreign citizens, Universities   (NOT Fugitives or Federal Government)
 Determine exactly the information you want.  Determine exactly the agency in the federal government  that has the information you want.  Write a letter stating that you are making a FOIA request for  that specific information to that specific agency's FOIA  office.  Wait for a reply (this...
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Religion, speech, and being able to wear whatever you want..
Businesses that work closely with client information will generally  have a privacy act in place. This act states that for no reason  will the business share any client information with competitors or  to the public without prior consent from the client. The client can  hold the company legally...
You simply write a letter describing the documents and/or type of  information you want released, and mail it to the FOIA office of  the FBI. You will probably have to pay per page copying charges,  etc.
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There are a lot of different reasons, but in general the government classifies information because knowledge of most government operations would be of extreme benefit to enemies seeking to gain a political, military, or economic advantage. Having said that, the primary reason for classifying most...
You simply write a letter describing the documents and/or type of  information you want released, and mail it to the FOIA office of  the agency that most likely holds these documents or information.
In the Bill of Rights there is the freedom of speech. This includes written or oral speech and in a perfect government nothing would happen, but events do happen in protests. Usually, this is a result of the police feeling that laws are broken. People who do protest, speak out, are willing to accept...
no. the us FOIA does not even apply to state, county, or city governments. to get information from them they must have their own FOIA law and you must apply under its rules, not the federal.
Freedom of information act (2005) is when   they let a service users notes go out to all the professionals that are helping   that service user or that are working on the service users case.  
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No private entity is required to respond  in anyway to a FOIA act request (nor state, county, or local  governments). The law only applies to the federal  government and its agencies.
By Law, The third party organization like Certegy have to release all information pertaining to the person that is requesting everything that is filed about themselves in Certegy's system of records under the Freedom of Information Act. A person who is requesting their own personal information are...
Proactively release records online   Know who your FOIA managers are   Respond to requesters within the statutory 20 business days   Release records if the foreseeable harm standard does not apply
The most essential thing is a clear description of the items you  seek.
No, the FOIA allows people to obtain copies of government and  military documents and other records (typically classified) that  might not otherwise be available to the public. It has no effects  on employers or employees.
Anyone can file a F.O.I.A or Freedom of Information Act request. This is apart of the Public Records law, which grants the public access to public records.
Not with a federal FOIA request. Maybe with the state, if your state has one.
  In the U.S., there are both Federal and State level FOIA laws. Information accessible varies according to the specific act you are trying to invoke. They are analogous to one another, but not the same. In general, they allow the public access to the workings of government. Minutes of...
No, FOIA only applies to federal government agencies. It does not  apply to companies.
Unclassified information does not need to be cleared for  release.
20 business days But remember, you will get nothing back in this time. All they are required to do is acknowledge receipt of your request.
SEE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_of_Information_Act_(United_States)
  The FOIA is a federal law that allows any US citizen to obtain by written request certain federal documents.It pertains to federal issues only and to specific documents only.It does give the individual the right to access documents such as congressional dispatches, state or federal court...
The FOIA only provides access to government and military records  NOT any private records.
It is complexly both. While the goal is to inform the consumer of new goods and services, it also is meant to create the desired reaction leading to exchange for the advertiser. Extra efforts are made to manipulate a market into buying in advertisements.
Yes, there are websites that will generate the letter for you. However you still have to print and mail it. No FOIA offices have online systems for submitting requests. Some however do have online systems that permit you to get the status if your request once they have received it.
Data Protection allows access to the personal information about you that is held by Cambridgeshire County Council. Freedom of Information allows you to request access to all other information that we hold.
Classified records are withheld, according to US Department of  Commerce regulations.   Records that include the name(s) of other people are redacted  (blackened out).    Subjects of FBI investigations, other than the person who is named  in the request, are blackened out.   ...
Sure some agencies provide them, but a form is not required all you  need to do is write a letter containing the required information  about your request.
trade secrets   records of financial institutions   privileged inter or intra agency memos & letters
  refer the documents to the foia office at the originating agency for release determination
Anyone can make a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act. The Act makes no distinction between requests from people who are citizens of, or who are currently in the UK, Europe or any country in the world. All requests must be treated the same, irrespective of the country of...
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According to the US Justice Department, the intent of the exemption is unclear, but most likely relates to an attempt to limit private speculators buying up parcels of land thought to contain valuable natural resources by allowing the government to limit the dissemination of this information....