Thursday, March 18, 2010
Getting Public Information Out of the Metal File Cabinets
Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY proposed the 2010 Public Online Information Act, which he says is designed to take public information "out of the metal file cabinets and into the sunlight of the Internet." The measure would require each agency to create a searchable catalog of materials it makes publicly available, including where the records can be found, whether the records are available for free or for a fee, and a brief description of the records.
More about the proposed POIA here.