New NFOIC White Paper looks at the rising issue of “burdensome” public record requests

  News Release December 3, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Daniel Bevarly  (352) 294-7082 · dbevarly@nfoic.org   NFOIC White Paper: “Beast or Burden: Nuisance, vexatious, or burdensome  public records requests” A growing concern among news organizations and open government advocates is the labeling of a certain type of public records request as vexatious, unduly burdensome,…

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“Vexatious” FOIA requesters can be denied records for up to one year under new Connecticut law

Connecticut has passed a law giving agencies a way to deny “vexatious requesters” access to public records. House Bill 5175 was signed into law by Gov. Dannel Malloy on June 7, 2018. Under the law, a public agency can petition the state’s Freedom of Information Commission “for relief from a requester that the public agency alleges…

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