Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
The Freedom of Information Act, commonly known as the FOIA, was enacted by Congress in 1966 to give the American public greater access to the federal government's records. The Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments of 1996 expanded the scope of the FOIA to encompass electronic records and require the creation of "electronic reading rooms" to make records more easily and widely available to the public.
Welcome to the Federal Communications Commission’s Privacy Act website. It is the policy of the FCC to ensure the accuracy and protect the privacy of every individual whose protected information is stored in Commission systems or records.
The Federal Communications Commission strives to utilize innovative and emerging interactive technologies to increase openness and transparency in federal government. By encouraging relevant discussion and engaging the public in an ongoing dialog, the FCC hopes to more effectively and more efficiently realize its commitment to the American people to improve interstate and international communication.
The three principles of transparency, participation and collaboration form the cornerstone of an open government.