WSPEA et al. v. Evergreen Freedom Foundation et al

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The Evergreen Freedom Foundation filed a public records request to various state agencies, seeking the names and associated birthdates of state employees. The Foundation wanted to use that information to find employees’ home addresses so it could mail them flyers encouraging them not to join a union. The unions argued that the employees have a privacy right in their birthdates and on April 27, 2018, the ACLU filed an amicus brief in the Washington Supreme Court urging the Court to agree. The brief argued that the personnel records exemption to the PRA applies to birthdates because personnel records are the source of birthdate information—and birthdates are private information that can be used to intrude on other sensitive records.