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Office of Information and Privacy

The Office of Information and Privacy (OIP) is responsible for encouraging agency compliance with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). OIP develops and provides guidance to agencies on questions relating to application of the FOIA. It publishes the Department of Justice Freedom of Information Act Guide, which is a comprehensive treatise addressing all aspects of the FOIA, as well as FOIA Post, which is an on-line newsletter addressing FOIA issues of current interest. OIP regularly conducts a variety of training programs for FOIA personnel across the government including specialized agency programs.

OIP also manages the Department's responsibilities related to the FOIA, which includes adjudicating all administrative appeals from denials of access to records made by any Department component under either the FOIA or the Privacy Act of 1974; handling initial requests for records of the Offices of the Attorney General, Deputy Attorney General, and Associate Attorney General, as well as other Senior Management Offices; providing staff support to the Department Review Committee; and handling the defense of certain FOIA matters in litigation.



EXECUTIVE ORDER 13,392 "Improving Agency Disclosure of Information"











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