CIPP Research Subject of WTOP News Story
Research being conducted by Mason Law's Critical Infrastructure Protection Program (CIPP) into open government laws was the subject of a recent story by the Washington area's top news radio station, WTOP FM. CIPP Legal Research Associate and Mason Law alumna Maeve Dion ('06) was interviewed for the story.
The federally funded CIPP project will examine state statutes barring the release of certain types of sensitive information with the goal of aiding state governments in the protection of our critical infrastructures while ensuring compliance with federal laws and maximizing public access to information.
Since 9/11, numerous non-release provisions have been enacted by state governments in the interest of homeland security. At the same time, questions about the effectiveness of these statutes and their impact on public access to information have arisen, leading Congress to commission a broad study of the new measures. CIPP's partner in the project is St. Mary's University School of Law in Texas.