Private email accounts are not exempt from FOIA
The Washington Post reports on CEI's victory in their Freedom of Information Act case against the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
Today, in Competitive Enterprise Institute v. Office of Science & Technology Policy, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit held that private email accounts are not categorically exempt from the Freedom of Information Act. Specifically, the court concluded that documents that would otherwise be considered government records for FOIA purposes if within the government’s control are not exempted from FOIA just because they are kept or maintained in a private email account.
Read the full article at The Washington Post.