Wow! I hope that you can figure out some way to dodge this bullet! Let
everyone know the outcome. I'm sorry that I don't have any
suggestions..... I suppose this sort of thing wouldn't happen to us, since
John E. Bucher
Director of Information Technology
Oberlin, OH 44174
office phone: 440-775-6727
e-mail: [log in to unmask]
--On Wednesday, June 18, 2003 11:51 AM -0400 "Shafie, Amin (shafiear)"
<[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> The University of Cincinnati (a public institution) recently received a
> public records request seeking e-mail addresses of students, staff,
> faculty, and alumni held by the university in digital format. While FERPA
> may be used as a shield for not releasing student e-mail addresses, we
> may have a problem regarding staff, faculty, and alumni (no exception).
> We would prefer not to give out such records on a computer disk as the
> requester will respond by "spamming" us. However, if we have such
> information in a format that is easily retrievable (e.g., electronic
> list, which can be downloaded onto a computer disk), we may simply have
> to say Uncle.
> If your university received such a request, how did you handle it?
> We are trying to determine what options we may have, and we appreciate
> your response. Please send replies to [log in to unmask]
> Many Thanks.
> Amin Shafie
> University of Cincinnati
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