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Keeping public information public: an introduction to federal records laws

This is the first post in a three-part series. Part two describes how federal records laws apply to information on government websites.  The federal government generates an almost unimaginable quantity of information, such as medical research, veterans’ service records, regulations and policy documents, and safety inspection records, to name just…

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ALA President quotes Madison, Carnegie and Oprah! at FOI Day festivities

With the approaching 50th anniversary (July 4, 1966) of the enactment of the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), there was a spirit of festivity at the 18th annual Freedom of Information Day event today hosted by the Freedom Forum’s 1rst Amendment Center. While speaking to attendees about the American…

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ALA Washington Office hosts Google Policy Fellow lunch

Guest Post by Johnna Percell, Google Policy Fellow On Thursday, July 16, ALA Washington Office welcomed a few of my colleagues in the Google Policy Fellowship to a lunch discussion of the office’s portfolio. The Google Policy Fellowship provides an opportunity for undergraduates, graduates, and law students who are interested…

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ALA secures activism leaders for Washington Update session

For decades, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the American Library Association (ALA) have stood shoulder to shoulder on the front lines of the fight for privacy online, at the library and in many other spheres of our daily lives. Standing in for EFF Executive Director Cindy Cohn, the award-winning…

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EFF chief to keynote Washington Update session at Annual Conference

For decades, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the American Library Association (ALA) have stood shoulder to shoulder on the front lines of the fight for privacy online, at the library and in many other spheres of our daily lives. EFF Executive Director Cindy Cohn will discuss that proud shared…

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