EPIC Fights for Better FOIA Fee Procedures

The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) filed a complaint with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), stating that the agency hampers access to FOIA by withholding fee waivers that should be granted. On October 19th, the Office of Government Information Services announced changes to the procedures to aid requesters. DHS will now issue conditional fee waivers for likely qualifiers, inform requesters of their legal rights for fee waivers, and provide clearer break down of costs.