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Open government

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Open government is a political belief "that all government business should be open to regulation and scrutiny by the public."[1]

United States

See also: FOIA

The United States passed the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) under the influence of President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1966 and went into effect the following year. The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a law that gives the public "the right to access information from the federal government. It is often described as the law that keeps citizens in the know about their government."[2][3]

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  1. Collins Dictionary, "Open government," accessed April 29, 2014
  2. FOIA.gov, "Home," accessed April 29, 2014
  3. Branscomb, Anne (1994). Who Owns Information?: From Privacy To Public Access. Section 552 – (a)4(F): BasicBooks.