Fla. Privacy Proposal A Blow To Transparency, Group Says

Law360, New York (November 1, 2017, 5:02 PM EDT) -- A Florida transparency watchdog criticized a proposed amendment to the right to privacy section of the state’s constitution, warning that the changes could restrict access to public records as the Legislature may be able to block disclosures of “private” information such as the personal financial information of public officials.

The First Amendment Foundation said in a letter Monday that the group was concerned a proposal put forward by the Constitution Revision Commission would expand the power of the Legislature and the courts to determine that certain private information is not accessible to the public by adding the clarification that the right...

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