On October 18, 2016, in a case involving a request for the home addresses of public school employees under the Right-to-Know Law, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court concluded that Article 1, Section 1, of the Pennsylvania Constitution guarantees the right to informational privacy and that interest may not be violated unless it is outweighed by the public's interest in disclosure. It also notes that certain types of information including home addresses by their very nature implicate privacy concerns that require the courts to balance individual privacy interests and the public's interest in disclosure. The privacy interests of public school employees in protecting their home addresses from disclosure outweighs the public's interest in acquiring access to that information under the Right-to-Know Law.
The Supreme Court also reasoned that public employees should be afforded the opportunity to object to the disclosure of private information. However, the Court also concluded the issue was moot in the case before it.