Transparency changes in response to COVID-19
Status of state and agency records responses
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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Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press is tracking changes to court access here.
FOIA and HIPAA
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.
Here are the COVID-related reasons major cities are giving to delay records requests
Some of the nation’s largest cities are stilling using COVID-19 as an excuse to delay records requests.