Exemption 7

Under Exemption 7, an agency may withhold “records or information compiled for law enforcement purposes, but only to the extent that the production of such law enforcement records or information” could result in one or more of six specific kinds of harm detailed in the exemption.1 In challenging an Exemption 7 withholding, you should argue that 1) the records were not “compiled for law enforcement purposes” and/or 2) the potential harm asserted does not apply to the records at issue or is unlikely to occur.

1 5 U.S.C. § 552(b)(7).