Federal Trade Commission FOIA Exemptions

Use Rate
Total claims

Federal Trade CommissionAnnual Reports: '08 |
The Federal Trade Commission used b(3) exemptions to withhold information from FOIA requesters 794 times in 2008-2009.


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  • Commerce and Trade
  • Food and Drugs
  • Public Contracts
Statute Description Claims
15 USC 57b-2(f) Material obtained pursuant to process or voluntarily in lieu of process in a law enforcement investigation. 256.0
15 USC 46(f) Any trade secrets or any commercial or financial information which is obtained from any person and which is privileged or confidential. 73.0
15 USC 18a(h) Information submitted in connection with the premerger notification provisions of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 26.0
15 USC 57b-2(b) Materials received pursuant to compulsory process in a law enforcement investigation. 6.0
21 USC 355 Note Any information or documentary material that may have been filed pursuant to the pharmaceutical agreement notification 3.0
41 USC 253b(m) Proposals submitted by unsuccessful contract bidders 1.0