United States Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act Facts
How and Why to File a FOIA Request in the United States of America.
This webpage hosted by the company "U.S. Immigration" guides you through how to file a freedom of information request in the US. It also includes a wealth of useful information about right to information in the USA, including direct links to the FOIA pages of various government departments.
There are many different reasons that may inspire you to file a FOIA request. Say, for instance, you are curious as to what projects the Department of Energy are working on regarding alternative energy. Or, perhaps, you are interested in an investigation that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is conducting. You might also be able to look up certain files regarding public figures if a government agency happens to have files on them. However, these files may be available online or through some other route, in which case you should use that path instead of FOIA.
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