Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Oklahoma Supreme Court says state employees' birth dates are not public record

From the Tulsa World:
The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with the Oklahoma Public Employees Association in a dispute with media outlets over the release of state employee birth dates.

The Tulsa World and The Oklahoman had sought birth-date information for state employees, which the Oklahoma Public Employees Association opposed.

In its opinion, the state's high court said agencies must balance an individual's right to privacy against the public interest in releasing the information.

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