‘What Is The FCC Hiding?’ As Net Neutrality Deadline Looms, Agency Refuses FOIA Requests For Crucial Records

By Jake Johnson, Commondreams.org -

"Something here is rotten—and it's time for the FCC to come clean. Regrettably, this agency will not do this on its own. So it falls to those who seek to investigate from outside its walls." Just [...]

TSA Sued Over Searches Of Digital Devices

By Staff, Aclunc.org -

The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern California filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit today demanding government documents about Transportation Security [...]

Government Secrecy On Rise, Sets Record For FOIA Denials

By Ted Bridis, Apnews.com -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government censored, withheld or said it couldn’t find records sought by citizens, journalists and others more often last year than at any point in the past decade, [...]

FOIA Lawsuits Surge In Trump Administration’s First Year

By Staff, Foiaproject.org -

Since the new administration took office at the end of January 2017, there has been a sharp jump in the number of lawsuits filed by individuals and organizations seeking court orders to obtain [...]

Could FOIA Force Trump Administration To Restore Missing Climate Data?

By Nicholas Kusnetz, www.insideclimatenews.org -

By Nicholas Kusnetz for Inside Climate News - As Donald Trump's administration continues to strip climate change information from federal websites, two advocacy groups and a conservation [...]

Monsanto And Its Promoters vs. Freedom Of Information

By Ralph Nader, www.blog.nader.org -

By Ralph Nader for The Nader Page - As the FOIA approaches its 50th year, it faces a disturbing backlash from scientists tied to the agrichemical company Monsanto and its allies. Here are some [...]

Obama Admin Sets Record (Again) For Most FOIA Requests Denied

By Ted Bridis, www.ap.org -

The Obama administration set a record again for censoring government files or outright denying access to them last year under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, according to a new analysis of [...]