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  • Summary date: Apr 19 2023 - View Summary

    For purposes of the act, defines personal information to include the physical address and phone number, but not the name, of the individual. Enacts GS 153A-148.2 and GS 160A-208.2 to require counties and cities, respectively, to develop and make available a process by which any named official can request that the county or city remove that individual's personal information from any website maintained by that county or city and available to the general public. Allows for the request to include removal of personal information of the individual's spouse. Limits the right to request removal of personal information to: (1) a federal, State, or local law enforcement officer; (2) a State judge, justice, or magistrate; (3) a district attorney or assistant district attorney; (4) a prosecutor employed by the NC Department of Justice; (5) a US Attorney or Assistant US Attorney; (6) a public defender or assistant public defender; and (7) a federal judge. Details required content of written requests. Requires the county or city to remove the personal information if properly requested, and prohibits placing the information on the website again without written revocation from the individual. Deems the request or revocation not public record. Specifies that personal information removed from the website continues to be public record if it would otherwise be subject to disclosure under GS Chapter 132. Grants civil immunity to counties and cities and their officers, officials, employees and agents, past and present, acting within the course and scope of their duties and pursuant to the statute. 

    Requires counties and cities to develop and implement the above described process by October 1, 2023.

    Amends GS 153A-98 and GS 160A-168 to prohibit counties and cities from disclosing county or city law enforcement officer employee's information concerning the officer's residence (previously prohibited from disclosing information that might identify the residence; previously specified the disclosures were prohibited even if considered part of an employee's personnel file).