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The State Office of Information Practices (OIP) has posted two reports that summarize data about its open records law, which is collected on the UIPA Record Request Logs submitted by 270 state, county, and independent agencies for FY 2018, which ended on June 30, 2018.  Both reports are now on OIP’s Reports page at oip.hawaii.gov, which ...
Read More OIP POSTS STATE AND COUNTY LOG SUMMARIES AND REMINDS AGENCIES TO SAVE THEIR SEMIANNUAL LOG REPORTS

As calendar year 2018 comes to an end, Hawaii’s Office of Information Practices (OIP) has posted its Annual Report for fiscal year 2018 on the Reports page at oip.hawaii.gov.  With only nine employees, OIP is the single, statewide agency that administers the open records and open meetings laws applicable to all state, county, and independent agencies, ...
Read More OIP’S FY 2018 ANNUAL REPORT POSTED

The Hawaii Supreme Court, in a 3-2 decision, today overruled a line of opinions dating back to 1989 by the state Office of Information Practices (OIP), which had recognized the “deliberative process privilege” (DPP) under the statutory exception allowing government agencies to not disclose government records that, by their nature, must be confidential in order ...
Read More DELIBERATIVE PROCESS PRIVILEGE REJECTED BY THE HAWAII SUPREME COURT

On the heels of its last formal opinion about the deliberative process privilege, the Office of Information Practices (OIP) has posted its latest formal and informal opinions on OIP’s Opinion page at https://oip.hawaii.gov/. In OIP Op. Ltr. No. F19-02, OIP found that the agenda and handouts for a meeting between a state agency and individual ...
Read More OIP’S LATEST OPINIONS ARE POSTED