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Sarah M. Lucey, an environmental law fellow with Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger LLP (Photo: Courtesy Photo) Sarah M. Lucey, an environmental law fellow with Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger LLP (Photo: Courtesy Photo)

The California Supreme Court recently issued a ruling on the seemingly mundane issue of whether public agencies may charge Public Records Act (PRA) requesters for the costs of redacting exempt material from electronic records when responding to PRA requests. Although the decision clarifies that agencies must bear the cost of redacting exempt material from both paper and electronic records, it does not offer a bright line rule for a secondary, but crucial, issue in the case: What agency processes do, and do not, qualify as “data extraction,” the costs of which agencies may permissibly shift to requesters? The opinion does provide some “guideposts,” but does not offer entirely easy answers for public agencies trying to determine what—or whether-they may charge requesters when responding to electronic PRA requests.

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