Textbook Key

F: Foundations of Information Privacy and Data Protection

US: U.S. Private-sector Privacy

C: Canadian Privacy

E: European Privacy

G: U.S. Government Privacy

IT: Privacy in Information Technology

M: Privacy Program Management

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Government in the Sunshine Act

The Government in the Sunshine Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552b, generally requires multi-member federal agencies; i.e., the FCC and SEC, to hold their meetings in public and to give advance public notice of their meetings. The goal of the Sunshine Act is to promote public access to information about the decision-making processes of the federal government and to improve those processes by exposing them to public view.

Reference(s) in IAPP Certification Textbooks: G68-70

Acronym(s): GSA

Associated term(s): 5 U.S.C. § 552b