withold information

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Again the exception of national security could be used very loosely by the state to withold information from citizens.
The rules also explain how landowners can challenge "trade secrets" claims, a provision that has troubled environmentalists because it allows industry to withold information on certain chemicals for competitive reasons.
Soufan has slammed the torture policy as useless and points out that alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed, despite being waterboarded 183 times managed to withold information about Al Qaeda plot of "ticking time bombs" in Spain, Britain, and Indonesia.