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Wednesday, July 04, 2007

New from all over....in brief form

OK, here we go, on a brief tour of what's happening out there...

In Washington, a judge ruled that FOI laws do not require government agencies to release information in electronic form if the material is offered on paper.

In Wisconsin,
a newspaper is accusing the Madison Police Department of violating the state's open records law by refusing to release disciplinary records involving a former officer who resigned.

In Arkansas, a judge ruled that the act of sending an email to a government email address means that there is "no expectation of privacy." And, it would seem that you don't need to have your emails released to the public to be completely embarrassed by them in public.

And that's all for this week. I'm going on vacation....


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