CT Agencies — Mostly in Secret — Use Computers to Make Critical Decisions; Agencies Stonewall Public Requests to Reveal How The Work is Done

Three major CT state agencies have used automated software programs, called algorithms, to make policy decisions affecting school funding, removing children from families, and hiring state workers, but are unable or unwilling to fully disclose how these programs make their decisions.

Significant gaps in public oversight of “behind the scenes” computer decision-making were revealed in a comprehensive research report released by the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic (MFIA) at Yale Law School, in collaboration with The CT Foundation for Open Government (CFOG) and the CT Council on Freedom of Information (CCFOI). (Read More)

Department of Education Ranked in Top 10 of FOIA Lawsuits – Campus Technology

12/06/18 – By Dian Schaffhauser

A Freedom of Information Act project measuring the number of FOIA lawsuits filed against federal agencies has added the Department of Education to the top-10 list for the first time. The FOIA Project maintains information on federally related FOIA requests, decisions, appeals and lawsuits. (Read More)