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Friday, September 04, 2009

Open Government Advocates Oppose Exempting Terrorist Identity Information from the Freedom of Information Act

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) and nine other open government advocates are asking the House and Senate Intelligence Committees to strike a provision from the Intelligence Reauthorization Act of 2010 that would exempt all terrorist identity information (TII) from the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The organizations say the provision is redundant of an existing Executive Order and is overbroad in its reach.

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Neil Roster said...

They have taken a good decision at last. I think TII should be implemented much much before. Thank God.

SEO said...

This is fantastic. Here’s to open government and the open web! I believe OpenID will continue to be the most convenient and trustworthy open identity standard on the Web. Open standards create a better Internet for everyone, and the U.S. government's adoption of OpenID is a huge endorsement of OpenID and a big step forward for open standards.