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Freedom of Information Requests
Programs that accept and act upon requests from the public for access to government records (or other government information) that falls within the scope of federal, provincial or local statutes which require the disclosure of government records upon receipt of a written request. Some public records, such as court records, are explicitly exempted in the legislation.
The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.