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PR 16-03 Jackson v. Coventry School Department - No Violation

Complainant requested and was denied access to copies "of all resumes received by the Coventry Schools Administration's advertised position for a Financial Director as well as any resumes received from other sources" on the grounds that disclosure would "constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552 et. seq." See R.I. Gen. Laws 38-2-2(4)(A)(I)(b). The resumes at issue concerned only the resumes of individuals who applied, but were not selected for employment by the School Department, and acknowledged that all past and present employment information would be redacted. After reviewing all the evidence presented and balancing the public interest in disclosure against the privacy interests implicated, we found that the privacy interests outweighed the public interest and concluded that the School Department did not violate the APRA. See Jackson v. Town of Coventry, PR 14-35.

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