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July 3, 2015

Syracuse University Based Data Group Wins FOIA Fees Fight

A nonprofit group that gathers and analyzes large sets of government data has defeated the Obama Administration's attempt to charge fees that could make that information too expensive to obtain. A U.S. District Court Judge ruled this week that Syracuse University's Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse qualifies as both an educational institution and a news media representative under the Freedom of Information Act. That relieves the group of paying search and processing fees for immigration-related FOIA requests. The dtata group requested information maintained by the Department of Homeland

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