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USDOJ: OIP: Freedom of Information Act Guide, May 2004

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Freedom of Information Act

Freedom of Information Act Guide, May 2004
The "Justice Department Guide to the Freedom of Information Act" is an overview discussion of the FOIA's exemptions, its law enforcement record exclusions, and its most important procedural aspects. Prepared by the attorney and law clerk staff of the Office of Information and Privacy, it is updated and revised biennially. Any inquiry about the points addressed below, or regarding matters of FOIA administration or interpretation, should be made to the Office of Information and Privacy through its FOIA Counselor service, at (202) 514-3642 (514-FOIA), ordinarily after initial consultation with an agency FOIA officer.


Updated July 23, 2014

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