How To File an FOIA Request

How To File an FOIA Request by Taylor Holliday – A new First Amendment Center Online research compilation examines the ins and outs of filing requests for government information under the federal Freedom of Information Act. The FOIA article by Taylor Holliday provides an introduction to the act, as well as information on the Privacy Act, how to get started on an FOIA filing, what you can and can’t obtain through FOIA requests, pitfalls, appeals and more. The material also includes state FOI information. As in other First Amendment Center Online research sections, this one offers lefthand links to FAQs and cases & resources. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog and to the Privacy Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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