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FOIA News: FOIA reform: A bit too much transparency for journalists?

FOIA News (2015-16)Kevin SchmidtComment

FOIA reform: A bit too much transparency for journalists?

By Erik Wemple, Washington Post, July 10, 2015

From The Washington Post’s Lisa Rein comes news that the federal government is launching a six-month pilot program with seven agencies to post online documents requested under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). “So if a journalist, nonprofit group or corporation asks for the records, what they see, the public also will see,” writes Rein.

Participating agencies are the Environmental Protection Agency, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Millennium Challenge Corporation and certain parts of the Department of Homeland Security, the Defense Department, the Justice Department and the National Archives and Records Administration.

The policy even has a pithy title — “release to one is release to all.”

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