Judge vacates FOIA order allowing ‘clawback’ of sensitive US cybersecurity data

January 17, 2013

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Government agencies comply with hundreds of requests each year to disclose documents to the public. Responding to them requires combing through voluminous paper and electronic materials, a process that is routine but taxing on understaffed government offices.

But what if the requested documents contain sensitive classified materials? What if these materials are exempt from any order allowing the government to retrieve mistaken disclosures? What if a country’s cyber security is at stake?

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