Freedom of Information

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Virginia Will Help Amazon Fight FOIA Requests as Part of New HQ Deal

As part of its deal with Amazon, which has based one of its new headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, the state will give Amazon two days notice of any Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests filed against it “to allow the Company to seek a protective order or other appropriate remedy.”

Governor Andrew Cuomo

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo Backtracks After Vetoes, Issues Freedom of Information Executive Order

New York Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo raised the ire of government reform activists by vetoing two bills that would have loosened the state’s strict controls over its Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) to allow citizens quicker and easier access to government records. But then he reversed course the next day and issued an executive order intended to do the same thing.

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Vatican Magistrate Indicts Five for Leaking Stolen Documents

After initial investigations into the theft and dissemination of confidential documents of the Holy See, resulting in the arrests of Msgr. Lucio Vallejo Balda and Francesca Immaculate Chaouqui, a Vatican magistrate has indicted them and three others.