deprive a person of a right to a fair trial or impartial adjudication; iii. external audits, including but not limited to audits performed by the comptroller and the federal government; (h) are examination questions or answers that are requested prior to the fi nal administration of such questions; or (i) if disclosed, would jeopardize an agency’s capacity to guarantee the security of its information technology assets, such assets encompassing both electronic information systems and infrastructures; or * (j) are photographs, microphotographs, videotape or other recorded images prepared under authority of section eleven hundred eleven-a of the vehicle and traffi c law.identify a confi dential source or disclose confi dential information relative to a criminal investigation; or iv. * NB Repealed December 1, 2014 * (k) are photographs, microphotographs, videotape or other recorded images prepared under authority of section eleven hundred eleven-b of the vehicle and traffi c law.Similarly, under the Open Meetings Law, the Committee issues advisory opinions, reviews the operation of the law and reports its findings and recommendations annually to the Legislature.When questions arise under either the Freedom of Information or the Open Meetings Law, the Committee staff can provide written or oral advice and attempt to resolve controversies in which rights may be unclear.Deniable records include records or portions thereof that: (a) are specifically exempted from disclosure by state or federal statute; (b) would if disclosed result in an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy; (c) would if disclosed impair present or imminent contract awards or collective bargaining negotiations; (d) are trade secrets or are submitted to an agency by a commercial enterprise or derived from information obtained from a commercial enterprise and which if disclosed would cause substantial injury to the competitive position of the subject enterprise; (e) are compiled for law enforcement purposes and which if disclosed would: i.
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Since its creation in 1974, more than 24,000 written advisory opinions have been prepared by the Committee at the request of government, the public and the news media.
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