Moving Towards A “Proactive” Model For Freedom Of Information

Most freedom of information (“FOI”) statutes are “reactive” in nature.  That is, a person must affirmatively ask the government to disclose a document and the government must then respond.  But there is a growing trend towards a “proactive” FOI model, in which state and local (and federal) governments put their documents online, by posting them on a government website, for example.

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