Upcoming Requester Roundtable Discussion: The Privacy Act and FOIA

Both the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Privacy Act  contain provisions that grant a right of access to Federal records. Hear from government experts in both fields about The Intersection of the Privacy Act and the Freedom of Information Act at the next FOIA Requester Roundtable on October 24, 2012.

OGIS, along with the Office of Information Policy (OIP), co-hosts a series of roundtable discussions with FOIA professionals and the FOIA requester community. These regular sessions focus on issues surrounding requests made for various types of records, such as law enforcement records, records about third parties, and contractor and other business-related records, as well as the procedural issue of document referrals and consultations. This session will address the the relationship between the Privacy Act and the FOIA, as well as the challenges that requesters and agencies face navigating between the two Acts. These sessions provide an opportunity to participate in the exchange of ideas and help increase understanding of the issues surrounding these topics.

The roundtable will be held October 24, 2012 from 10 a.m. to noon in OIP’s Conference Room: 1425 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 11050 Washington, D.C. Registration is required to attend each Requester Roundtable. If you are interesting in attending, please e-mail your name and phone number to OIP Training Officer Bertina Adams at DOJ.OIP.FOIA@usdoj.gov. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note, you must also present government-issued picture identification to enter the building. If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Ms. Adams at (202) 514-1010.