Washington, D.C., of counsel Jason R. Baron was invited to present to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee. His presentation, “The Impact of NARA’s Email Capstone Policy & Other Recent Initiatives on FOIA Access ,” discussed how the transition to a fully electronic record keeping environment will impact access to records under FOIA.
Jason stated that the volume of electronic records that will need to be searched in response to a FOIA request will increase exponentially. Therefore, Jason recommended that federal agencies meet their obligations to produce records by use of e-discovery software and considerable investment in predictive coding techniques that make the review process less burdensome.
Read Jason’s presentation materials.