Freedom of Information Act, the

Freedom of Information Act, the
,Freedom of Infor`mation Act, the
the U.S. law that allows people to obtain copies of any government documents except those that might cause harm

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  • Freedom of Information Act (United States) — This article is about the U.S. federal law. For freedom of information in the fifty U.S., see Freedom of information in the United States. For freedom of information in other countries, see Freedom of information legislation. The Freedom of… …   Wikipedia

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  • Freedom of Information Act 1982 — The Freedom of Information Act 1982 is Australian Commonwealth Freedom of Information legislation which gives members of the public rights of access to official documents of the Government of the Commonwealth and of its agencies.The 1982 Act had… …   Wikipedia

  • Freedom of Information Act — The Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C.A. No. 552) provides for making information held by Federal agencies available to the public unless it comes within one of the specific categories of matters exempt from public disclosure. Virtually all… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Freedom of Information Act — The Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C.A. No. 552) provides for making information held by Federal agencies available to the public unless it comes within one of the specific categories of matters exempt from public disclosure. Virtually all… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Freedom of Information Act — n. A federal law, 5 U.S.C.A. section 552, that attempts to prevent abuse of governmental power by requiring federal agencies to make documents and information about agency matters available to the general public, with a few exceptions. abbrv.… …   Law dictionary

  • Freedom of Information Act 2000 — See Freedom of information in the United Kingdom for a general discussion of freedom of information legislation throughout the United Kingdom. For the 2007 amendment bill see Freedom of Information (Amendment) Bill . Infobox UK Legislation short… …   Wikipedia

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