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dc.contributor.advisorDavis, Charles N.eng
dc.contributor.authorTseng, Yin-Tzueng
dc.date.issued2008eng
dc.date.submitted2008 Springeng
dc.descriptionThe entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on July 9, 2009)eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2008.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Journalism.eng
dc.description.abstractWhile privacy is paramount to a person's liberty interest, it is not absolute in all circumstances. Often, public interests trump an individual's right to privacy. Since the enactment of freedom of information statutes by every state, there is a strong presumption of government disclosure. Government agencies, for purposes of openness and accountability, are required by public records statutes to release various types of information. Some of the government records may contain identifying information, which if disclosed, would constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Courts are often called upon to resolve the clash between protecting the privacy of individuals and promoting the public interest in disclosure. This study, through an examination of case opinions issued by the supreme courts of the fifty states, aims to determine how state courts across the nation address the issue of personal privacy exemptions in public records disputes. This thesis intends to find out if state courts are following the federal categorical approach to the statutory exemptions. The purpose of this thesis is to draw inferences regarding an overall trend in the post-Reporters Committee state judicial treatment of privacy and information disclosure concerns and the states' attitudes toward access to personally-identifiable information in government-held records.eng
dc.identifier.merlin.b70508999eng
dc.identifier.oclc423388801eng
dc.identifier.otherTsengY-031809-T9605eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/5659eng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartof2008 Freely available theses (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2008 Theseseng
dc.subject.lcshPublic records -- Access controleng
dc.subject.lcshJournalistic ethicseng
dc.subject.lcshFreedom of informationeng
dc.titleUnder the auspices of privacy .. or not: surveying the state judicial treatment of access to government recordseng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineJournalism (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.A.eng


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