National Freedom of Information Coalition
Protecting Your Right to Open Government

Making government transparency more transparent

Public records requests have surged in recent years, thanks in large part to the transparency and open data movements.

The U.S. Public Interest Research Group, which has been evaluating transparency in state spending for six years, reported that 2015 saw dramatic improvements in how and how much information was provided online. The same goes for cities, where the number of open data sets accessible to the public has climbed since the Open Knowledge Foundation began tracking them in 2013.


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