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Protect Social Workers' Personal Information On Internet

Concerning restrictions on making public the personal information of government employees whose official duties involve child abuse and neglect cases.
2019 Regular Session
Children & Domestic Matters
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Human Services
Bill Summary

Child welfare caseworkers - prohibition on posting caseworkers' personal information on the internet if threat to caseworker - removing caseworkers' personal information in government records if threat to caseworker. The act defines caseworker (caseworker) to include a state or county employee and county attorney who is engaged in investigating or taking legal action regarding allegations of child abuse or neglect.

The act makes it unlawful for a person to knowingly make available on the internet personal information of a caseworker or a caseworker's family if the dissemination of the personal information poses an imminent and serious threat to the safety of the caseworker or the caseworker's family and the person disseminating the information knew or should have known of the imminent and serious threat. Violation of the provision is a class 1 misdemeanor.

A state or local government official (official) shall remove the personal information of the caseworker or the caseworker's immediate family contained in records that the official makes available on the internet if the caseworker submits a request with an affidavit asserting under penalty of perjury that the dissemination of the personal information poses an imminent and serious threat to the caseworker or the caseworker's immediate family. The official is also required to deny a request for inspection under the "Colorado Open Records Act" for personal information contained in those same records.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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