Ryan Noah Shapiro: “Failure by Design” | Talks at Google

Ryan Noah Shapiro, considered one of the eminent Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) researchers, discusses how the FBI responds to FOIA requests and how failures in the design lead to gaps in search results.

Ryan discusses both the FBI’s targeting of animal rights activists and his own targeting, as well as his experience in navigating the FOIA process. His talk walks us through the nuances of record searches and why the process as designed intends to retail a veil of opacity.



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