About Us

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The Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information (CCFOI) is an unincorporated membership association working for open, accountable government and a free press since 1955.

Preamble to the 1975

Freedom of Information statute

“The legislature finds and declares that secrecy in government is inherently inconsistent with a true democracy, that the people have a right to be fully informed of the action taken by public agencies in order that they may retain control over the instruments they have created; that the people do not yield their sovereignty to the agencies which serve them; that the people in delegating authority do not give their public servants the right to decide what is good for them to know . . .”

and that it is the intent of the law that actions taken by public agencies be taken openly and their deliberations be conducted openly and that the record of all public agencies be open to the public except in those instances where a superior public interest requires confidentiality.”

One Reply to “About Us”

  1. Does open government standards and the FOIA encompass the disclosure of information over the telephone without the ability of the Agency to ascertain/confirm the identity of the requester
    The data being requested would likely be made available in response to a written request

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