The Freedom of Information Act and state laws like it gave people incredible insight into the inner workings of government. Unfortunately, they have also created a backlog of hundreds of thousands of requests for documents that may contain sensitive information.
This burden falls especially hard on the nation’s public schools
, which are being inundated with requests but rarely have the resources to prepare and distribute documents in a way that fulfills their legal obligation.
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Recent advancements in artificial intelligence, however, are proving effective in managing FOIA requests. These advanced solutions may arrive just in time to save them millions in legal fees and labor costs.
Enacted in 1966
, FOIA gave people the right to obtain government documents from any federal agency or department. It also made those