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HAPPY 50TH BIRTHDAY, FOIA!

Posted on Jul 29, 2016 in Featured, What's New

This month marks the 50th birthday of the enactment of the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), which gives people the right to access records from the federal government.  Hawaii has a similar law, the Uniform Information Practices Act (UIPA), which was enacted in 1988 to give people the right to access records from the ...
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The State Office of Information Practices (OIP) recently issued three new formal opinions, which are summarized below.  The full texts of all formal opinions are posted on the Opinions page at oip.hawaii.gov. In OIP Op. Ltr. No. F16-03, OIP recognized the general requirement that agencies conduct a reasonable search for responsive records when receiving requests, ...
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As we start the new fiscal year, the Office of Information Practices (OIP) would like to remind agencies to begin using the new FY 2017 Log found on the UIPA Record Request Log Training page at oip.hawaii.gov.  While agencies still have some time to complete record requests received through June 30, 2016 and report them ...
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