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New Jersey Utility Uses CII to Keep Public Map Data Confidential

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The Brick Township Municipal Utilities Authority did not want to provide an electronic copy of topographic mapping information requested by a local resident. So when the New Jersey Government Records Council said the data was public, just like the paper maps that could be purchased for $5, the utility asked the Department of Homeland Security to declare the data Protected Critical Infrastructure Information. Secrecy News Letter reports that DHS agreed on June 3. Now the utility can tell the citizen and the state, sorry, that information is confidential. (7/7/05)