12 July 2010

Michigan: Howell Email descision

Michigan uses Federal FOIA as precedent, but in this case is a little ahead of federal case law.

Howell v Howell Zarko

The issue is to what extent personal emails sent by state employees - even if the employees are misusing state equipment - are agency records. The court ruled that personal emails do not automatically become 'agency records' just by virtue of being captured in an agency email system.

Issues: Agency records

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