Posted on Dec 17, 1990 in Formal Opinions

Opinion Letter No. 90-37
December 17, 1990
Names of Individuals Making UIPA Requests

[OIP Op. Ltr. No. 05-03 partially overrules this opinion to the extent that it states or implies that the UIPA’s privacy exception in section 92F-13(1), HRS, either prohibits public disclosure or mandates confidentiality.]

The disclosure of the names of individuals who have made a request to inspect and copy government records under the UIPA would not constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Additionally, letters to the OIP requesting an advisory opinion are also available for public inspection and copying, unless the request actually contains information that is in dispute.

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