15 USC 2074(c): Information that identifies injured persons, or those treating injured persons, absent consent.

About This Project

This project uses data compiled by the Sunshine in Government initiative, a coalition of journalism and transparency groups. SGI compiled data from federal agency annual FOIA reports to track how often b(3) exemptions were used. SGI also standardized the exemptions since some agencies used slightly different citations of the same laws. In some cases, agencies listed general laws without specifying a section under which information was withheld. This project does not include information from agencies that use no b(3) exemptions in 2008 or 2009. ProPublica compiled information about FOIA denials.

                      TITLE 15--COMMERCE AND TRADE
Sec. 2074. Private remedies
(a) Liability at common law or under State statute not relieved by 

    Compliance with consumer product safety rules or other rules or 
orders under this chapter shall not relieve any person from liability at 
common law or under State statutory law to any other person.

(b) Evidence of Commission's inaction inadmissible in actions relating 
        to consumer products

    The failure of the Commission to take any action or commence a 
proceeding with respect to the safety of a consumer product shall not be 
admissible in evidence in litigation at common law or under State 
statutory law relating to such consumer product.

(c) Public information Subject to sections 2055(a)(2) and 2055(b) of this title but notwithstanding section 2055(a)(1) of this title, (1) any accident or investigation report made under this chapter by an officer or employee of the Commission shall be made available to the public in a manner which will not identify any injured person or any person treating him, without the consent of the person so identified, and (2) all reports on research projects, demonstration projects, and other related activities shall be public information. (Pub. L. 92-573, Sec. 25, Oct. 27, 1972, 86 Stat. 1227.)