A Citizen's Guide on Using the Freedom of Information Act and the Privacy Act of 1974 to Request Government Records

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DIANE Publishing, Oct 1, 1994 - Privacy, Right of - 70 pages
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Covers all aspects of requesting information from Federal government agencies (FOIA requests). Extensive appendix includes sample request & appeal letters, a bibliography & the text of both Acts. Very popular!!
 

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Page 64 - On complaint, the district court of the United States in the district in which the complainant resides, or has his principal place of business, or in which the agency records are situated, or in the District of Columbia...
Page 53 - Executive order; (2) related solely to the internal personnel rules and practices of an agency; (3) specifically exempted from disclosure by statute (other than section 552b of this title), provided that such statute (A) requires that the matters be withheld from the public in such a manner as to leave no discretion on the issue, or (B) establishes particular criteria for withholding or refers to particular types of matters to be withheld...
Page 4 - A popular government without popular information or the means of acquiring it is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy, or, perhaps, both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
Page 49 - ... (B) statements of the general course and method by which its functions are channeled and determined, including the nature and requirements of all formal and informal procedures available...
Page 66 - ... (5) investigatory material compiled solely for the purpose of determining suitability, eligibility, or qualifications for Federal civilian employment, military service, Federal contracts, or access to classified information, but only to the extent that the disclosure of such material would reveal the identity of a source who furnished information to the Government under an express promise that the identity of the source would be held in confidence...
Page 54 - Could reasonably be expected to disclose the identity of a confidential source, including a State, local, or foreign agency or authority or any private institution which...
Page 55 - ... the result of such appeals, and the reason for the action upon each appeal that results in a denial of information; (3) the names and titles or positions of each person responsible for the denial...
Page 63 - ... has jurisdiction to enjoin the agency from withholding agency records and to order the production of any agency records improperly withheld from the complainant. In such a case the court shall determine the matter de novo and the burden is on the agency to sustain its action.
Page 67 - Mailing Lists. An individual's name and address may not be sold or rented by an agency unless such action is specifically authorized by law. This provision shall not be construed to require the withholding of names and addresses otherwise permitted to be made public.
Page 57 - ... system of records' means a group of any records under the control of any agency from which Information Is retrieved by the name of the individual or by some identifying number, symbol, or other identifying particular assigned to the individual...

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