What items are exempt from disclosure? The state’s FOIL Law includes nine reasons for denying access to information. The most common reasons for disapproval of a request are:
(a) The information may result in an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. For example: home telephone numbers, home addresses, e-mail addresses, and Social Security numbers;
(b) The information consists of trade secrets - records that if released could cause harm to the competitive position of a business or enterprise;
(c) The information was gathered for law enforcement purposes which, if disclosed, could interfere with due process;
(d) The information consists of a list of names and addresses which would be used for commercial or fund-raising activities.
"Bare Bones 101" is managed and updated by Melanie Hanes-Ramos , Assistant Director of the USC Beaufort South Campus Library. The tutorial was originally created in 2000 by Ellen Chamberlain while serving as the Library Director at the University of South Carolina Beaufort campus. She had previously co-authored BCK2SKOL, a tutorial on Internet basics that ran from 1995-2000. Although BCK2SKOL is no longer being updated, it is still available on the Web. Search Engines