In a decision seemingly at odds with modern conceptions of privacy in the digital age, the Washington Supreme Court in Washington Pub. Emps. Ass’n et al. v. Evergreen Freedom Foundation concluded that public employees do not have a protected privacy interest against disclosure of their birthdates associated with their full names that would exempt that information from disclosure under the Public Records Act (“PRA”).
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