Correspondence exchanged between public officers and agencies and private consultants are within the ambit of the Freedom of Information Law

Correspondence exchanged between public officers and agencies and private consultants are within the ambit of the Freedom of Information LawRauh v de Blasio, 2018 NY Slip Op 03115, Appellate Division, First DepartmentThe editor of NYPPL has consistently opined that:1. The release of some public records is limited by statute [see, for example, Education Law, §1127 – Confidentiality of records; §33.13, Mental Hygiene Law – Clinical records; confidentiality] or specifically exempted from disclosure by state or federal statute [i.e.,  New York State's Civil Rights Law §50-a (1) provides that "All personnel records [of sworn officers,] used to evaluate performance toward continued employment or promotion, under the control of any police agency . . . shall be considered confidential and not subject to inspection or review"].2. A FOIL request is not required as a condition precedent to obtaining public documents or records where access to such…

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