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Freedom of Information Act of 1974

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Jordan Ward

on 8 November 2013

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Transcript of Freedom of Information Act of 1974

Freedom of Information Act of 1974
History of The Act
Enacted November 21, 1974
an amendment to the previous 1966 act
Followed the Watergate scandal
Ford vetoed the Amendments on the basis that it was unconstitutional
Congress overruled Ford's Veto and passed the amendments to the 1966 act.

The Amendments
FOIA Today
increased the availability of federal files
Guarantees of the Act:

The right to see records about yourself
The right to amend the record
The right to sue the government for violations
Also restricted governmental agencies' authority to collect individuals' information
increased the amount of requests from different agencies.


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