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Impact of the Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts on Law Enforcement Agencies

GGD-78-108 Published: Nov 15, 1978. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 1978.
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In the past 5 years, the Congress has enacted legislation to control and provide public access to the vast amount of information collected, maintained, and disseminated by the Federal Government. The Congress intended this legislation to provide openness in Government activities and to protect individual privacy.

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