On Being Transparent

June 19, 2013

When government talks about transparency it can be a double entendre: transparent as in nothing to hide versus we can see right through you!  One of the best tests to determine the true openness of an administration is how it responds to Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests.  My Insight column in the June 3, 2013 issue of Insurance Advocate, titled “FOIL Redux,” continues my examination of the mixed-bag responses of New York’s Department of Financial Services to my FOIL requests, particularly where the DFS responses come up short in providing information it has accumulated on the business of insurance it regulates.  Here is a link to the column.

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