secrecy {fragments}

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Case Study on FOIA / Ivan Greenberg’s Talk

Dr. Ivan Greenberg’s presentation on the Freedom of Information Act or FOIA (5 U.S.C. § 552) at the Hope 9 conference is a must watch.

Greenberg’s talk is essentially a case study on the ways FOIA contributed to a rebuilding of the history of surveillance in the United States (see his works Surveillance in America and The Dangers of Dissent). He also outlines how FOIA and historical understanding  are compromised through agency delay and irregular patterns of information release.

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Written by S.

August 11, 2012 at 9:21 pm