Transparency changes in response to COVID-19

Government agencies at all levels are adjusting their operations. How is this affecting FOI policy? We're keeping track here.

Status of state and agency records responses

Find the updates here.

FOIA fights in court

Do you know of a lawsuit related to public record compliance during the COVID-19 crisis? Please let us know!

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Court access

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press is tracking changes to court access here.


IRE and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press held a webinar on requesting during COVID-19, which featured a lot of useful information, including a discussion of HIPAA’s applicability under state public records laws.