FOIA and the Crying Contractor: Confidential Information or Substantial Competitive Harm

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Abstract

FOIA, the Freedom of Information Act, is a federal statute with a primary purpose to provide to the public, federal agency records and information and to open the workings of federal administrative processes to public review. All states have similar statutes. This article looks at FOIA and how it affects government contractors. The focus in this article is on disclosure of confidential commercial or financial information pursuant to a FOIA request by a competitor. In recent cases this exemption is referred to as “Exemption 4” or “substantial competitive harm” exemption.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-36, 52-53
JournalThe Construction Lawyer
Volume32
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2012

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