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If You Live in PA, Your Home Address Isn’t Private

Home addresses that are part of public records can be disclosed to the public via open records requests, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled last week. The court upheld a 2012 lower court decision that stated “there is no constitutional right to privacy in one’s home address under the Pennsylvania Constitution.” Most state laws specifically exempt home addresses from records requests, as does the federal Freedom of Information Act. The Pennsylvania ruling is in response to a lawsuit filed by Mel M. Marin, who wanted …

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