D.C. Open Government Coalition FOIA lawsuit prompts change in D.C. Council email policies

Council changes rules, issues new interpretation to settle FOIA case

D.C. Councilmembers and staff cannot avoid the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) by doing business on personal, rather than government, email accounts, the Council of the District of Columbia agreed [January 23] in settling a lawsuit brought by the D.C. Open Government Coalition.