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NRC Now Using "Mosiac" Theory in Safeguarding Information

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s new guidelines on handling of security information create a new FOIA exemption for otherwise unclassified information by using the “mosaic” theory, the Society of Environmental Journalists reports in its latest newsletter. While the guidelines on one hand call for closer observance of FOIA guidelines on what information may be released, they expand the safeguarding to otherwise harmless information if it might pose a security danger when combined with other data. (8/25/05)