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Atlanta unveils new policy to improve compliance with open records law...

Eighteen months after the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Channel 2 Action News filed a formal Attorney General complaint alleging repeated violations of the state’s open records law, the city of Atlanta has a formal policy instructing employees and officials on how to respond to public records request.

OK to Deny FOIA Request for Nonexistent Records via JD SUPRA

In a recent decision, the Illinois Appellate Court held that the nonexistence of requested documents is an affirmative defense to a complaint...

Town destroyed majority of records sought in FOI request for severance...

by Chris Daponte ERIN - Town officials here say the municipality has destroyed the majority of records pertaining to an...

Towns scramble to keep sensitive data from online records

By Julia Perkins Published 12:00 am, Sunday, March 25, 2018 BROOKFIELD — When town officials posted thousands of municipal records online years ago, they thought they were...

How transparent is FOIA?

By Chase Gunter - Mar 13, 2018 On Capitol Hill, senators are complaining that there's too little transparency surrounding the government's premier transparency law. While the...