National Freedom of Information Day

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National Freedom of Information Day
United States
National Freedom of Information Day

Each year, on March 16, Freedom of Information Day is commemorated, coinciding with the birthday of former President James Madison. This day is dedicated to promoting public awareness and access to government information. The information held by the government encompasses its decisions, discovered facts, and, at times, private details collected for surveillance purposes.

Operating under the Freedom of Information Act, individuals have the right to request specific information from the government. This process allows citizens to obtain the information they seek either free of charge or with a minimal fee, ensuring transparency and accountability in the dissemination of government-held information.