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Friday, June 05, 2009

NFOIC Summit: Arizona FOI roundup

State-by-state updates at the 2009 NFOIC Summit: David Cuillier of the Society of Professional Journalists provided a summary of Arizona's FOI news.
  • Police agencies are redacting names in police reports. Some just leave in the first name. They're redacting addresses. They use the excuse that they're protecting suspected criminals from identity theft.
  • The legislature proposed a policy whereby if someone requested records and didn't pick them up, that person would be banned for life for requesting records.
  • There is also a proposal to limit access to online court records to Arizona citizens.

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