Opinion Letter No. 06-04
June 14, 2006
Written Testimony Implicating Privacy Interests of a Third Party
The Office of the City Clerk, City and County of Honolulu
(the "City Clerk"), sought an opinion on whether part
II of the UIPA requires the disclosure of personal information
contained in written public testimony submitted to the Honolulu
City Council (the "Council") where that information
concerns an individual who did not submit the testimony.
OIP opined that the City Clerk may consider the privacy interests
of a third party implicated in the testimony and may exercise
its discretion to withhold portions of the testimony where the
disclosure would be a clearly unwarranted invasion of the personal
privacy of the third party.