In a case of first impression, Judge Scheindlin held that the federal government must include metadata in Freedom of Information Act productions, that certain key metadata fields are an integral part of public records. National Day Laborer Organizing Network v. United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency , 10 Civ. 3488, (S.D.N.Y., Feb. 3, 2011). State courts have previously ruled on this issue under localsunshine laws and recognized that metadata is part of an electronic document, but this is the first ruling on the federal FOIA law.
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