Non-Public Information Law and Legal Definition
The Freedom of Information Act generally provides that any person has a right, enforceable in court, to obtain access to federal agency records, except to the extent that such records (or portions of them) are protected from public disclosure by one of nine exemptions or by one of three special law enforcement record exclusions. The exceptions include the following matters:
- (A) specifically authorized under criteria established by an Executive order to be kept secret in the interest of national defense or foreign policy ...
- related solely to the internal personnel rules and practices of an agency;
- specifically exempted from disclosure by statute
- trade secrets and commercial or financial information obtained from a person and privileged or confidential;
- inter-agency or intra-agency memorandums or letters which would not be available by law to a party other than an agency in litigation with the agency;
- personnel and medical files and similar files the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy;
- records or information compiled for law enforcement purposes ...
- related to examination … or supervision of financial institutions; or
- geological and geophysical information and data, including maps, concerning wells.
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Related Legal Terms
- Access to Classified Information (Military)
- Adequate Information
- Amendment of Information
- American Federation of Information Processing Societies
- American Standard Code for Information Interchange
- Billing Information
- Bureau of Information Resource Management [Department of State]
- Business Information
- Business Information Sources
- Case Information Sheet