After stern opposition from transparency groups, Assemblymember Laura Friedman has decided to halt AB 700 for this year’s legislative session in California. The bill would have exempted information relating to a researcher or their research at a state university or community college.
Following sweeping changes to access to police records, California legislators remain focused on reforming the state’s public records law. This time around, however, environmental groups, scientists, and transparency activists are up in arms against a new bill that’s looking to limit the scope of what researchers at higher-education institutions can and cannot release.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, supported by a multimillion dollar donation from a hedge fund CEO and a history of expertise in artificial intelligence, wants to become a world leader in examining AI’s impact and lead its integration in all aspects of professional and social life.
Looking to get records from your alma mater? Make sure you do your research - getting records from college campuses may not be as straightforward as you would think.
This week’s FOIA round-up: CIA secrecy around torture suspect’s body, journalists create a police use of force database in New Jersey, and the University of Arizona spends $1.4 million on legal fees
For this week’s FOIA round-up, the Central Intelligence Agency won’t tell the family of a tortured suspect where his body is, journalists file over 500 public records request to track police use of force in New Jersey, and the University of Arizona spends big money on NCAA corruption investigations.