Opinion Letter No. 95-04
March 3, 1995
Petition Sent to Registrar of the Land Court Must Be Disclosed to
Under part III of the UIPA (personal records), Bureau
of Conveyance appointees are entitled to
access a petition concerning their appointment. However, because
the persons signing the petition
were given implied or express promises of confidentiality, the agency
may redact identifying
information, such as the signatures on the petition, but only to
the extent necessary to protect the
identity of sources who furnished the information to the agency.
The provision in part III of the UIPA
which protects the source’s identity under an express or implied
promise of confidentiality does not
preclude disclosure of any remaining information within the record.