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Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Posts Made on Social Networking Sites Are Public Records

Wisconsin Attorney General J. B. Van Hollen issued an opinion in which he states that electronic communications made by elected officials are public records, even when they are posted on social networking site. Van Hollen states that the Wisconsin Public Records laws applies whenever the content is connected to the official's purpose or function.

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