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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Arizona Lawmaker Seeks to Keep Secret an E-Mail Sender's Identity

An Arizona lawmaker has introduced a bill that would allow elected and appointed government officials to keep secret the identity of those who e-mail them.

AZCentral.com quotes attorney Daniel Barr, a media law specialist, as saying the bill would be a step backward in the public records law, which already allows any appointed or elected official to remove any portion of a public record "if you can show the probability of harm to the interest of privacy, confidentiality or the best interest of the state."

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