A city’s public records law is an important part of the city’s official record keeping, and it is important to know what you can and can’t do with your data.
For example, can you see all the parking tickets issued under the New York State Parking Authority (NYSPA) in your daily commute?
If you do, it could reveal information about a lot of your driving habits.
But what if you can’t use your personal information?
You might want to keep your personal data in plain sight, but be aware that not all city records are created equal.
Here’s how to tell the difference.
When you have a public record, your information can be shared with other city agencies.
Some records, like the city buses, public works, and other city services, are public records, while others are not.
For instance, your personal parking information is part of public documents.
But, what if the city does not want your personal and business information on the records?
What if the City Council does not have the power to create public records?
You need to understand which records are public and which are private.
Here are some key questions to ask before you open your personal files.
Can you see my personal parking ticket?
A public record that you can see may show your name, address, date of birth, and the name and address of the parking enforcement agency that issued the ticket.
This information is often shared with your neighbors and employers.
The information you see is public records.
You can’t see any personal information on these documents, but you can access them by searching the database by the specific record number and city of record.
Is your personal, business, or government information included in the record?
If your personal or business information is included in a public records database, it may be public record information.
Public records are records that have been created by the city government.
They are created by a special law passed by the City of New York, called a Public Records Act.
If you want to know whether your personal records are part of this database, you need to find out whether they are part the public records laws.
For more information, read How to Get a Public Record in New York.
Can I see the name, date, and address on the documents I open?
If the documents you open contain the name of the person or entity who created the records, you can get a copy of their name, email address, and phone number.
The city of New Mexico, for example, keeps its records online, so you can look up the person who created them.
The New York city police department also keeps its personal records online.
For information about other public records and how to find them, read the information you need on the state and federal laws governing them.
What if I want to see more of my personal data?
You may want to make changes to your personal documents and your personal file if you are trying to change the name or address of a family member or friend.
In some cases, you might want your name and email address to appear on public records that you are not allowed to see.
For some people, the name on the document may be the same as a business or government entity.
For other people, they may have different names and addresses.
What about my information on other public files?
Some records that are publicly available, like traffic tickets, are not part of a public files database.
This is because they are not created by government agencies.
You may not be able to view their information in the public files system.
In fact, the city of Boston is not required to make public records available online.
Some of the documents on the city streets website are also public records of sorts, but not the kind that you would see in the records database.
If a city agency has your name or other personal information, you should always be aware of the privacy laws surrounding the files and files you choose to view.
If your records are posted online, you must use your own email address for communications with the city and the city may send you an email to alert you if the data is available online, and you can opt out of the data.
If there are any other restrictions, check your city’s website.
What can I do if my records are published online?
There are two types of public records: public records you can view and public records created by other government agencies that you have to keep private.
In both cases, the information that is posted online is part the state or federal public records statutes, which prohibit the public from seeing, or using, your private information without your permission.
The law also provides penalties for people who misuse public records to gain unfair advantage or advantage from another person.
How do I access public records on my own?
If a public agency does not publish the name(s) or other contact information of people who request access to your records, that agency can still request access for you.
Public agencies can also use