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Could a Press Release Be Controlled Unclassified Information?

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  1. Freedom of Information
· Story link The government’s new policy on the use of “Controlled Unclassified Information” to designate sensitive information that needs…

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The government’s new policy on the use of “Controlled Unclassified Information” to designate sensitive information that needs to be protected from the public is, if nothing else, sweeping. Secrecy News points to a White House background paper on CUI that says the designation could even be used to hold back an “embargoed press releases.” It also says the marker could be used to withhold some documents for decades. (5/27/08)