Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Major Pay Wall Erected in FOIA Mechanism


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Major Pay Wall Erected in FOIA Mechanism

     Anyone who submits a mandatory declassification review request to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence seeking release of classified records “shall be responsible for paying all fees” resulting from the request, according to a new ODNI regulation.
Steven Aftergood
Secrecy News
3-1-16

And those fees are considerable.

A search for a requested document costs from $20-$72 per hour. Document review runs $40-$72 per hour. And photocopying costs fifty cents per page, the new ODNI regulation said. It was published in the Federal Register on Friday, with a request for public comments. [...]




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