Judge: Presidential Directive Not An Agency Record, Not Subject To FOIA Request

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A privacy public interest organization saw its claims related to certain government documents requested under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) mostly dismissed Oct. 21 by a District of Columbia federal judge who determined that a National Security Presidential Directive (NSPD) was not an "agency record" and, as such, not subject to public disclosure under the act (Electronic Privacy Information Center v. National Security Agency, No. 1:10-cv-00196, D. D.C.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 150741).

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