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FOIL-AO-16528

From: Freeman, Robert (DOS)
Sent: Friday, April 13, 2007 2:21 PM
TO:
Subject: name of emailer

Dear Sir/Madam:

As a general matter, when seeking records via email, there is no obligation in my opinion imposed on the person making the request to include his/her name. However, in situations in which that person is seeking records pertaining to him/herself that would be accessible under the Freedom of Information Law to no other person, he/she may be required to provide reasonable proof of his/her identity.

I hope that I have been of assistance.

Robert J. Freeman
Executive Director
NYS Committee on Open Government
41 State Street
Albany, NY 12231
(518) 474-2518
(518) 474-1927 - fax
www.dos.ny.gov/coog/coogwww.html