January 22, 2009

Changes in application of Freedom of Information Act

One of Pres. Obama's first acts as president was to order federal agencies to approach requests under the Freedom of Information Act "with a clear presumption" in the face of doubt, openess prevails."

Memo on FOIA

Obama also issued an executive order changing the Bush Administration policies on the Presidential Records Act.

And issued a memo establishing a policy on transparency.

Electronic Frontier Foundation report on open government

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