Trends in Public Disclosure


  • The majority of respondents (64%) report an increase in the number of requests received last year;
  • “Increased interest in government transparency” seen as main driver for growth (47%);
  • 39% of respondents see increase in the number of complaints and litigation related to open records requests;
  • More than half of respondents (59%) see difference in complexity of the requests;
  • Identification and collection (43%) and review and redaction (33%) named as most burdensome aspects of the request process;
  • Almost one third of the respondents do not use specialized technology to facilitate the record requests.

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