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Businesses Account for More Than 60% of FOIA Users

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· Story link By far the heaviest use of the Freedom of Information Act comes from the nation's businesses, seeking…

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By far the heaviest use of the Freedom of Information Act comes from the nation’s businesses, seeking government records on contracts or for a host of other commercial uses, a new study by the Coalition of Journalists for Open Government shows. Often they work through information brokers to mask their own identity. The review of records of 17 departments and agencies showed media use at six percent. (7/3/06)