Arizona

Under Arizona law, records subject to public disclosure include items produced or reproduced on “electronic media.” A.R.S. § 41-1350. E-mail communications, including those stored on backup tapes, are required to be disclosed as public records. Star Publishing Co. v. Pima County Attorney’s Office, 891 P.2d 899 (Ariz. Ct. App. 1995). However, e-mail of a personal nature, such as grocery lists or e-mail messages between family members regarding dinner plans, is not subject to disclosure under the public records law. Griffis v. Pinal County, 156 P.3d 418, 421 (Ariz. 2007).