|Submitted||June 24, 2021|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the California Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:
A file containing the university-affiliated email addresses, first and last names of all enrolled University of California students as of the Spring 2021 semester.
The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is being made for commercial purposes.
In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter.
I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days.
Roost Enterprises Inc.
629 N High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Dear Jonathan Slemp:
The University is unable to comply with your request. While the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act permits disclosure of student directory information, the University is not required to produce such information (20 U.S.C. 1232g). You can find UC directory information here<https://www.ucop.edu/directory-search/index.php>.
The primary aim of the California Public Records Act (CPRA) is to provide access to records which contribute to the public's understanding of the operations of publically funded institutions. Therefore, we find that the risk to privacy in releasing records that can be used to facilitate the creation of mailing lists (i.e., "spam") or results in an unwarranted invasion of privacy outweighs any public interest already served by existing access to this info (CA Govt. Code §§ 6254(c), 6254(k), and 6255).
Additionally, CPRA prohibits disclosure of mailing lists for commercial purposes, unless such action is specifically authorized by law. (Civil Code § 1798.60.) Whether you intend to use the list for commercial purposes is irrelevant because releasing the information to you requires the University to release the same information in response to any subsequent CPRA request.
At this time, we consider CPRA #21-0166 fulfilled and will close your file.
UCOP Public Records Office
UC, Office of the President
1111 Franklin St.
Oakland, CA 94607