UIPA Memo 10-7
Request for Personal Records at University of Hawaii
OIP was asked whether the University of Hawaii, Manoa,
properly denied a student’s request for records about himself
under the UIPA.
There were three issues: first, whether the University’s
denial of access to certain records was proper; second, whether
the University adequately searched for other documents; and third,
whether the University acted within the bounds of the UIPA when
it sent a memo about the Requester to the Honolulu Police Department
OIP could not conclude that the University’s
withholding of records was proper because the University did not
allow OIP an in camera review of those records. However,
OIP also found that the University conducted an adequate search
for the requested records.
Finally, OIP concluded that the University was
not acting contrary to the UIPA when it sent a memo to HPD. The
University disclosed the memo to HPD because the University believed
it raised campus security concerns.