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Confidential Information

Some information maintained by the Texas State University System may contain information that is not public, such as:

  • student information or records required to be withheld by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA);
  • medical information or records;
  • drivers license and motor vehicle information;
  • attorney-client communications;
  • personal records, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy
  • attorney work product;
  • documents made confidential by statute;
  • documents claimed to be proprietary by a third party (trade secret information).

If you want to review or obtain copies of the non-public information listed above, it will be necessary for TSUS to request an Attorney General’s opinion about this information within 10 business days of receiving the request. This non-public information will not be available for review until the Attorney General issues a written opinion that the information is public. The Attorney General’s office has about 12 weeks to make a decision on whether the information is public or not public.

If a request for information encompasses both public and non-public documents, you may decide to review or obtain copies of the available information while waiting for a ruling on the remainder of the request.

If you are not seeking access to non-public or exempt information, you may simply state in your request that you do not want any information that is not considered public information by the Office of the Attorney General.