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More UK Police Suffer Freedom of Information Data Breach

Data Breach Today

Constabularies of Norfolk and Suffolk Alert Follows FOIA Breach in Northern Ireland England's Norfolk and Suffolk constabularies report that they accidentally exposed information on victims and witnesses in response to freedom of information requests just one week after police in Northern Ireland accidentally exposed information on all police officers (..)

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Private and Privileged Data: Public Records and FOIA Requests

eDiscovery Daily

Information requested from a government agency through a local public records request or the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), may be considered private, personally identifiable information (PII) or privileged. Tools to Prepare Data for a Public or FOIA Request. By: Julia Romero-Peter, Esq.


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OGIS Publishes FOIA Compliance Self-Assessment

National Archives Records Express

This is cross-posted from The FOIA Ombudsman. The latest Records Management Self-Assessment (RMSA) shows that the COVID-19 pandemic remained a challenge for agencies in 2021, and that top agency FOIA and records management officers are increasingly working together.

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Records Management and FOIA: So Happy Together

National Archives Records Express

Semo, Director of the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS), the Federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Ombudsman’s office, discusses the vital role records management teams play in agencies’ responses to FOIA requests. You can read more about OGIS’s work at The FOIA Ombudsman and on their main website.

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Right to Know: A Historical Guide to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) via

IG Guru

The post Right to Know: A Historical Guide to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) via appeared first on IG GURU. Check out the article here.

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Group Files ‘Largest FOIA of All Time’ via Vice

IG Guru

The post Group Files ‘Largest FOIA of All Time’ via Vice appeared first on IG GURU. According to the article here the request is for billions of digital images and historical records are hidden behind arbitrary paywalls.

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Supreme Court Clarifies Broad Interpretation of FOIA Exemption for Confidential Commercial Information

Data Matters

In a very significant FOIA decision for business, Food Mktg. Rather, so long as the commercial or financial information obtained by the government is “private” or “secret” – the plain and ordinary meaning of “confidential” – it may be withheld from disclosure under FOIA.