Saturday, December 4, 2010

Texas Supreme Court rules state workers' birth dates aren't public

From the Dallas Morning News:
The Texas Supreme Court ruled Friday that the public cannot have access to the birth dates of state employees through the Public Information Act.

The high court's majority sided with the Texas comptroller over the state attorney general and The Dallas Morning News in a major open records decision.

Because 'state employees' privacy interest substantially outweighs the minimal public interest in the information, we hold that disclosure of state employee birth dates would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy,' wrote Chief Justice Wallace B. Jefferson.

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