Unless specifically exemptedunder FOIA, public records
presumed to be open
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!