The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. ; 552, is a federal freedom of information law that allows for the full or partial disclosure of previously unreleased information and documents controlled by the United States government. The Act defines agency records subject to disclosure, outlines mandatory disclosure procedures and grants nine exemptions to the statute
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a law that gives citizens the right to access information from the federal government. It is often described as the law that keeps citizens in the know about their government.