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Government Employee Alert: Today’s E-mails, Tomorrow’s Public Record

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Government employees across the country send personal e-mail from their office computers every day. Few give much thought to what might happen to those notes, something they may come to regret, writes Governing Magazine. The article notes that governments, treating the e-mails as public record, are increasingly setting policies that call for the long-term storage. Some states and local governments are beginning to write clearer rules for what employees can and can’t do with their computers on office time. (1/14/08)