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The Right to Know

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The Right to Know

Your Guide to Using and Defending Freedom of Information Law in the United States

By Jacqueline Klosek

Praeger Publishers, Hardcover, 9780313359279, 227pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2009

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Description

"The Right to Know: Your Guide to Using and Defending Freedom of Information Law in the United States" sets out in plain language freedom-of-information best practices for ordinary citizens, activist organizations, journalists, bloggers, and lawyers.

Jacqueline Klosek, an expert in U.S. information law, educes practical lessons from dozens of case studies to show how readers can use freedom of information laws to protect themselves, but also to protect the environment, and public health and safety, as well as to expose governmental and corporate crime, waste, and corruption. Finally, the book shows American readers how, in contrast to what is going on in most democracies, their right to know is being progressively curtailed, why this is so dangerous to democracy, and what they can do to help reverse the alarming trend.



About the Author
Jacqueline Klosek Senior Counsel in Business Law for Goodwin Procter LLP, where she practices in intellectual property, data privacy, and technology security. A certified information privacy professional, she serves on the advisory board of the International Association of Privacy Professionals and as vice chair of the Information Services, Technology and Data Protection Committee of the American Bar Association. As adjunct professor at New York University, she taught international intellectual property law and the law of e-commerce. After taking her LLM in European and international law from the Vrije Universiteit, Brussels, she served as consultant on US information law to the directorate general of the European Commission. Klosek is the author of "War on Privacy" (Praeger, 2006), "The Legal Guide to e-Business" (Greenwood Publishing, 2003), and "Data Privacy in the Information Age" (Greenwood, 2000).
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