Posted on Oct 13, 1992 in Formal Opinions

Opinion Letter No. 92-20
October 13, 1992
Information About Apprentices

[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.]

Disclosure by the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, Apprenticeship Division (DLIR), of the social security number, date of birth, sex, ethnicity, and veteran status of each apprentice registered with the DLIR would constitute a “clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy” under the UIPA and, therefore, this information should not be made available for public inspection and copying.

The OIP also found that the UIPA’s inter-agency disclosure provisions, which permit the inter-agency disclosure of otherwise confidential information under limited circumstances, do not authorize the DLIR to disclose the individually identifiable information to the federal Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training. However, the name alone of each registered apprentice is not protected from disclosure under the UIPA and, therefore, must be publicly accessible.

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