Posted on Jun 14, 2006 in Formal Opinions

Opinion Letter No. 06-04
June 14, 2006
Written Testimony Implicating Privacy Interests of a Third Party

The Office of the City Clerk, City and County of Honolulu (the “City Clerk”), sought an opinion on whether part II of the UIPA requires the disclosure of personal information contained in written public testimony submitted to the Honolulu City Council (the “Council”) where that information concerns an individual who did not submit the testimony.

OIP opined that the City Clerk may consider the privacy interests of a third party implicated in the testimony and may exercise its discretion to withhold portions of the testimony where the disclosure would be a clearly unwarranted invasion of the personal privacy of the third party.

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