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Meaning of Freedom of Information Act

Free'dom of Informa'tion Act"

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— U.S. Govt. U.S. Govt.
  1. a law enacted in 1966 requiring that government records except those relating to national security, confidential financial data, and law enforcement be made available to the public on request. Abbr.: FOIA
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