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Mining the Government for Data 2012

Mining the Government for Data 2012

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Published by Genelle Belmas

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Published by: Genelle Belmas on Jun 24, 2012
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JACC State Convention 2012
Sunshine Week is a national initiative to promote adialogue about the importance of open governmentand freedom of information. Participants include newsmedia, civic groups, libraries, nonprofits, schools andothers interested in the public's right to know.March 11-17, 2012
Unless specifically exemptedunder FOIA, public records
 presumed to be open
to public
In 2007: 21.4 million FOIA requestsmade
Nine major exemptions to preventdisclosure of sensitive/personal info
Amendments to FOIA:
1974: lower search and duplicationfees, or feewaivers for research for public interest
1986: standardized fee schedules
1996: Electronic FOI amendments: morelater!

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