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NCJ Number: 119411 Find in a Library
Title: Freedom of information in Massachusetts: A Practical Guide including Fair Information Practices, Criminal Records, Open Meetings, and Comparison With Other States
Author(s): W H Abrashkin; E Winsor
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 237
Sponsoring Agency: Auburn House
Westport, CT 06881
Publication Number: ISBN 0-86569-191-6
Sale Source: Auburn House
88 Post Road West
Westport, CT 06881
United States of America
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book is directed to both attorneys and non-attorneys and explains the legal rules that relate to information held by the Massachusetts government and to citizens access to that information. ASBT A discussion of information that members of the public have a right to see under Massachusetts law explains how to get that information and what to do if denied access to it. A subsequent chapter explains how individuals can learn what information the government holds on them and the steps available to help ensure that that information remains both accurate and private. Additional chapters explain how criminal records must be kept; who can see them, under what circumstances, and when they may be sealed; and the operation of laws related to open meetings. Index and appendixes presenting a glossary, forms relating to the Freedom of Information Act, a list of laws and regulations, and a reference guide for information-seekers.
Main Term(s): Legal privacy protection
Index Term(s): Access to legal information; Confidential records access; Freedom of Information Act; Massachusetts; Records management
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