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Ohio Panel Urges Clamp Down on Use of E-Mails to Skirt Records Law

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A 22-member committee created by the Ohio legislature agreed that state and local officials should not be allowed to get around the public records law by using private e-mail accounts to conduct official business. “It’s a very sensitive area because technology is changing every day. But the general idea is if you’re doing public work, it’s a public record no matter what device you use,” said Sen. David Goodman, co-chairman of the Privacy/Public Records Access Study Committee. (10/29/07)