Court Orders Gun-Permit Holders’ Addresses Redacted in Database

Court Orders Gun-Permit Holders’ Addresses Redacted in Database – A state appellate court ruled Tuesday that the home addresses of gun-permit holders and hate-crime victims must be redacted from databases released under the state’s Freedom of Information Law.  The case stemmed from several requests for data that The New York Times filed in 2010 with the New York Police Department. The city denied the requests, but in November 2011, a lower court directed the department to provide the data with the addresses.  The decision by the First Department of the Appellate Division, a midlevel appeals court, reversed the lower court’s decision and held that privacy concerns were legitimate grounds to deny the request.