Your Right to Privacy: A Basic Guide to Legal Rights in an Information Society

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Appendix B
Sample Letter of Appeal

Your address

Your telephone no.

Date

Secretary of Department

United States Department

Washington, D.C.

Dear Madam/Sir:

This is an appeal pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552).

On__________ I received a letter from ________________ of your department advising me that my request for access to documents has been denied in part. I am enclosing a copy of my exchange of correspondence with your agency so that you can see what files I have requested and that the request has been denied.

I trust that upon examination of my request you will conclude that the information sought is not properly covered by the exemptions cited. I expect that you will make such information available promptly.

If you are unable to order release of the requested information, I intend to initiate a lawsuit to compel its disclosure.

Sincerely,

Your name

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