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DHS Releases Revised FOIA Regulations, Agrees and Disagrees with EPIC's Suggestions

The Department of Homeland Security has released revised Freedom of Information Act regulations. EPIC submitted extensive comments on the proposed changes to the agency's open government practices. The DHS agreed to make some changes, recommended by EPIC, that should improve the processing of FOIA requests. The agency maintained a broad definition of "educational institutions" so that individual researchers will be able to access government records at minimal cost, and clarified steps that could be taken to delay "administrative closure," a controversial agency practice. The agency disagreed with EPIC about agency referrals, the definition of "commercial interest," and the routine release of public information to general public.

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