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Freedom of Information Tools

A Citizen's Guide On Using The Freedom Of Information Act
And The Privacy Act of 1974 To Request Government Records
First Report by the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, March 20, 1997


CONTENTS

I. Preface
II. Introduction
III. Recommendations
IV. How to use this guide
V. Which act to use
VI. The Freedom of Information Act

VII. The Privacy Act of 1974

APPENDIXES

Appendix 1.--Sample request and appeal letters

Appendix 2.--Bibliography of congressional publications on the Freedom of Information Act.

Appendix 3.--Bibliography of congressional publications on the Privacy Act of 1974.

Appendix 4.--Text of the Freedom of Information Act

Appendix 5.--Text of the Privacy Act of 1974 


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