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Overcoming FOIA Challenges: Implementing Best Practice Processes and Advanced Technology

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) has burdened federal agencies with the need to conduct electronic discovery for records being requested by individuals and private parties. Passed in 1966 as a way to bolster government transparency, FOIA gives the public the right to access information from the federal government. When the law was passed, few could have imagined FOIA’s impact. Today, many government agencies are struggling just to keep up with the constant barrage of FOIA requests, with some facing request backlogs in the thousands.

Though governed by an entirely different set of rules and requirements as civil litigation and e-discovery, FOIA requests involve many of the same requirements, processes, and challenges. However, many government agencies lag well behind their private sector counterparts when it comes to adopting more efficient processes and more advanced technologies for searching, retrieving, reviewing, and producing relevant data. 

Download this whitepaper to learn:

  • Why government agencies are struggling under the demands of FOIA and other public record request laws
  • What best practices to implement to respond effectively to FOIA requests
  • How advanced technology--particularly e-discovery technology--can help

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