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This week’s FOIA round-up: The U.S. Army's six figure water bill and records show facial recognition software is being tested on photos of abused children

This week’s FOIA round-up: The U.S. Army’s six figure water bill and records show facial recognition software is being tested on photos of abused children

In this week’s FOIA round-up, the U.S. Army charges an environmental group with a hefty FOIA fee, researchers discover that a sub-agency in the Department of Commerce is employing pictures of immigrants, dead people, and abused children in their facial recognition test program, and Texas public records are increasingly harder to get.

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Texas records law finds requesters jumping through hoops for records

Texas records law finds requesters jumping through hoops for records

One state’s public records law in particular stands out as being completely different than the federal statute it was based on: Texas, where a “pre-appeal” system both streamlines and complicates the process.

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