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Obama's transparency push could lead to more official Web resources, blogs

EFF IN THE NEWS
January 22, 2009

In his first full day in office, President Barack Obama issued several broad directives that are being widely hailed by consumer-advocacy groups as important first steps toward making government more transparent. Even though implementation plans have yet to be drafted, some observers believe that the Web will begin to play a much larger role in disseminating information from government agencies...

In a telephone interview with The Standard, Marcia Hofmann, staff attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, said the new directives would make it easier for people to gain access to information.

"On the whole, it's an incredibly positive development and in line with the guidelines we asked for," she said.

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