Open Government

Government transparency promotes an informed public and an accountable government, and reduces unnecessary secrecy.

Classification Policy

AALL strongly supports classification policies that promote opening the government to the greatest extent possible. Recognizing the need to balance security and transparency, we urge lawmakers to prioritize transparency where possible by supporting policies that limit classification and encourage declassification.

Freedom of Information Act

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is an essential federal open government law that allows for the full or partial disclosure of previously unreleased information and documents controlled by the federal government. The Act defines agency records subject to disclosure, outlines mandatory disclosure procedures and grants nine exemptions to the statute.

Issue Briefs and Reports

Formal Statements

Net Neutrality

Network neutrality keeps the Internet open, promoting innovation, competition, and intellectual freedom.

Issue Briefs and Reports

Formal Statements

Other Issues

AALL supports increased access to government records and government data.

Formal Statements

Coalitions