Protecting the Homeland by Exemption: Why the Critical Infrastructure Information Act of 2002 Will Degrade the Freedom of Information Act

By: Brett Stohs

To protect against “cyberterror,” the House version of the Homeland Security Act exempts information related to the nation’s critical infrastructure from the Freedom of Information Act disclosure requirements. The proposed exemption unnecessarily threatens public access to vital information about health and safety information; information the Freedom of Information Act was designed to guarantee.

Cite: 2002 Duke L. & Tech. Rev. 0018

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