Legal News

Texas Supreme Court To Hear Public Information Case
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

On Friday, the Texas Supreme Court agreed to consider whether state employees’ birth dates are public information or are protected by the right to privacy.
The case stems from 2005 when the Dallas Morning News requested an updated state employee payroll database. Former Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn released the database without birth dates, in contrast to previous years when the newspaper asked for and received that information.

The comptroller’s office and Nelson have said releasing birth dates could open up state workers to identity theft.

  
What
Where


Identity thieves “would love to have this information to unlock our personal finances,” Nelson said.

Wanda Garner Cash, past president of the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas said birth dates are critical for distinguishing state employees with the same names.

For example, newspaper or television reporters may be looking for government employees with criminal records by checking birth dates against conviction records.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




“If we can’t distinguish them by their birth date, we run the risk of not telling a story or telling the wrong story,” Cash said.





 

RELEVANT JOBS

Legal Secretary

USA-LA-New Orleans

A New Orleans litigation law firm is seeking an experienced Legal Assistant / Legal Secretary to und...

Apply now

Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney

USA-TX-Fort Worth

We are currently looking for a consumer Bankruptcy Attorney to join our team. This position is respo...

Apply now

Legal Assistant

USA-TN-Knoxville

London & Amburn, PC is located in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee near the Hilton Hotel. London & A...

Apply now

Paralegal

USA-NE-Bellevue

Paralegal Big Fire Law & Policy Group LLP is seeking an experienced Paralegal to join our Firm. ...

Apply now

BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Civil Litigation Associate Attorney

USA-FL-Tampa

Tampa office of a BCG Attorney Search top ranked law firm seeks Civil Litigation Associate Attorney ...

Apply Now

Associate Attorney

USA-MI-Livonia

Livonia office of our client seeks Associate Attorney with 2 years of complex civil litigation exper...

Apply Now

Senior Litigation Partner

USA-NY-New York City

New York City office of our client seeks Senior Litigation Partner with 38 years of experience. The ...

Apply Now

Most Popular

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top