Making Successful Freedom of Information and Privacy Act Requests: An Overview

This video is a general overview on making successful FOIA and Privacy Act requests to any agency. This forty minute video includes a companion slide show and covers the following:

  • Planning (Research needed to draft a successful request)
  • Drafting (The 15 items every FOIA should include)
  • Anticipating responses
  • Tracking responses
  • Appealing & litigating


The FOIA series is a four part collection of educational videos designed to help you navigate FOIA requests. Each video is available for a two day rental at $40.00 ea.

  1. Making Successful Freedom of Information and Privacy Act Requests: An Overview (available now)
  2. Making Successful Freedom of Information and Privacy Act Requests to the FBI (forthcoming)
  3. Making Successful Freedom of Information and Privacy Act Requests to the DOJ (forthcoming)
  4. Navigating Agency Reposes: Appeals & Litigation (forthcoming)
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