Obama Signs into Law Reforms to US FOIA

Congress has passed and President Obama has signed into law new measures strengthening the U.S. Freedom of Information Act. The amendments write into law a "presumption of openness," bolster the FOIA ombudsman, put a time limit on the use of certain exemptions, and mandate more openness. Critics say the actions, while welcome, are ironic, given the Obama Administration's record for secrecy. 

Source: Freedominfo.org

Posted on: July 7, 2016