A recent Commonwealth Court decision held that the OOR may conduct an in camera review of records sua sponte even if none of the parties before it makes such a request. The court found that the Pennsylvania RTKL gave the ORR and its appeals officers the authority to conduct such a review. See County of
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RTK Law Limits Access to Government Computers
A recent decision by the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records (OOR) clarified that a requester is not entitled to access to government computers in order to review data. Cap v. Lehigh and Northampton Transportation Authority, O.O.R. Docket No.: AP 2018-2059 (Dec. 21, 2018). But a later decision involving the same requester did allow…
Statutory Exceptions to RTK Law: Data Not Subject to Disclosure
We highlight on these pages many decisions that describe the right to obtain records under the RTK Law, but it remains helpful to be aware of enumerated exclusions in the RTK Law that prevent one from obtaining certain documents.
For example, in the recent Final Determination by the Office of Open Records in the matter…