It’s more than obvious that the state must start investing funds into training, implementation and oversight of their public records departments. More public records officers, better training and upgraded systems with double triple checking on privacy concerns with personal and confidential information must be prioritized. State employees and the public deserve better.
Patients, health care providers, designated providers, their families and the ever increasing support base, most of which are registered voters and taxpayers, will be watching how the state handles it all.
——– Original message ——–From: “Norton, Melissa K (LCB)” <email@example.com>Date: 6/3/2016 2:41 PM (GMT-08:00)Subject: WSLCB PRR 16-02-174 correct 1st Installment
Dear Mr. Novak:
Thank you for your email.
You wrote the following: “I would like to have an official request from the WSLCB for deletion of these files that includes an explanation of what caused this request, both in writing for my records, please.”
The reason that we requested you to delete the files provided to you as your first installment of records was due to privacy concerns regarding the records that were provided. Within the “1st Installment” folder, there was a “redact” folder which contained 98 emails, many of which contained sensitive tax and financial information. It is our belief that in error the “redact” folder was included in the folder that was uploaded to box.com. Thank you again for working with us to ensure that these records were removed so that we could apply appropriate redactions.
We have completed the redactions on those particular emails. Here is a new link to the entirety of the first installment: https://lcb.box.com/s/7z3mvt1v2trdcv7ulrof9rskt9u1zsm4
These records will be available for you to download for the next 30 days. Codes appear within the redactions on the records, and the basis for these exemptions is briefly explained as follows:
Brief Explanatory Description
Financial Account Numbers Liquor and Marijuana License Application
Financial Information, including but not limited to account numbers and values, on liquor license and marijuana applications are exempt from disclosure
RCW 42.56.230(5) and RCW 42.56.270 (10) (a)
Driver’s License Numbers
(5) Credit card numbers, debit card numbers, electronic check numbers, card expiration dates, or bank or other financial information as defined in RCW 9.35.005 including social security numbers, except when disclosure is expressly required by or governed by other law
Social Security Number
Social Security Numbers are exempt from disclosure.
RCW 42.56.510 and 42 USC Section 405(c) (2) (C) (viii) (1)
Tax information, such as Federal Tax ID Number, or other tax documents are exempt from public disclosure.
RCW 82.32.330, RCW 42.56.230(5), and 26 U.S.C. 6103.
An attorney or counselor shall not, without the consent of his or her client, be examined as to any communication made by the client to him or her, or his or her advice given thereon in the course of professional employment.
We also wanted to communicate with you to let you know that Mr. Aguayo is no longer with the agency and Kelly McDermott from our office will be taking over this request.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Thank you.
I would like to have an official request from the WSLCB for deletion of these files that includes an explanation of what caused this request, both in writing for my records, please.Thanks,John——– Original message ——–From: “Norton, Melissa K (LCB)” <firstname.lastname@example.org>Date: 6/2/2016 5:16 PM (GMT-08:00)Subject: RE: WSLCB PRR 16-02-174 1st Installment