UT board approves new policy for regents’ information requests

By Ralph K.M. Haurwitz
Austin American-Statesman
Originally published Feb. 6, 2014

The University of Texas System’s governing board adopted tighter procedures Thursday for its members’ information requests, while also granting the members wide latitude to obtain records and data.

The action was a response to complaints about Regent Wallace Hall Jr.’s demands for massive amounts of records from UT-Austin. Campus officials say they have turned over about 800,000 pages, though system officials say the number is far smaller, perhaps fewer than 100,000.

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