The Paperwork Reduction Act was put in place to reduce the paperwork for many types of information requests. For example, the Paperwork Reduction Act was enacted, in part, to reduce the amount of paperwork required for consumers that are responding to the Government.
In every case, the Government may request information from consumers. However, they are now required to do so with minimal paperwork, and therefore, minimal inconvenience to the consumer.
Although the Government keeps track of much needed and important information, they may only request that information when it causes a minimal disruption. For example, state governments may be required to share crime statistics, but they can now do so utilizing a much more streamlined process.
Many acts similar to the Paperwork Reduction Act have been put in place to guarantee that information can be easily shared, while reducing the effort it takes to do so.