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TITLE : Freedom Of Information Law

The freedom of information act foia is a law that gives you the right to access information from the federal government it is often described as the law that keeps citizens in the know about their governmentfreedom of information laws allow access by the general public to data held by national governments the emergence of freedom of information legislation was a response to increasing dissatisfaction with the secrecy surrounding government policy development and decision making 1the freedom of information act foia 5 usc 552 is a federal freedom of information law that requires the full or partial disclosure of previously unreleased information and documents controlled by the united states government upon request84 legislative declaration the legislature hereby finds that a free society is maintained when government is responsive and responsible to the public and when the public is aware of governmental actionswho is subject to the freedom of information law every new york state or municipal department board bureau division commission committee public authority public corporation council office or other governmental entity performing a governmental or proprietary function is subject to the law

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