The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act (PA) gives the public with the right to make a request for federal agency records. Consult the Make a FOIA request or Make a Privacy Act Request pages for details on how to request records from the Federal Trade Commission
Freedom of Information Act
The FOIA allows any person to make a request for Federal Trade Commission records so long as one of the nine FOIA exemptions do not apply to the record(s) or portions of the record(s). See 5 U.S.C. § 552. Consult Make a FOIA request for more information.
However, if you are seeking records about yourself or a specific person, see Make a Privacy Act Request.
Privacy Act (PA)
The Privacy Act of 1974 requires additional identification verification to obtain Federal Trade Commission records about yourself or a specific individual. 5 U.S.C. § 552a(b). If you are requesting records about yourself, we are required to verify your identity before releasing any records. If you are a third-party requesting records about a specific individual, that individual is required to authorize the release of those records, see Make a Privacy Act Request.
FOIA Requester Service Center: (202) 326-2430FTC FOIA Public Liaison:
Richard Gold, (202) 326-3355
Email your FOIA comments to FOIAcomments@ftc.gov.