The Freedom of Information Act and Nondisclosure Provisions in Other Federal Laws

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This report discusses Congressional considerations regarding how to balance the federal government's growing need for sensitive or confidential business information, the public's right of access to information about government activities, and the private sector's interest in keeping its sensitive or proprietary information protected from public disclosure. The report discusses this issue in light of particularly the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and other similar legislation.

Creator(s): Stevens, Gina
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: September 24, 2010
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Stevens, Gina

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Place of Publication: Washington, D.C.
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  • Creation: September 24, 2010
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This report discusses Congressional considerations regarding how to balance the federal government's growing need for sensitive or confidential business information, the public's right of access to information about government activities, and the private sector's interest in keeping its sensitive or proprietary information protected from public disclosure. The report discusses this issue in light of particularly the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and other similar legislation.

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12 pages.

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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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