Maryland

E-mail can constitute a public record, whether printed or stored electronically. 81 Op. Att’y Gen. Md. 140, 144 (1996). Access to such records depends on their content, not their form. Md. State Gov’t Code Ann. §§10-611 et. seq. (Maryland Public Information Act). Maryland’s State Archivist and the Records Management Division of the State’s Department of General Services create regulations setting standards for record retention for each state entity, including with respect to electronic records. Md. State Gov’t Code Ann. §§9-1007 and 10-632.