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Wisconsin High Court Says Records Law Does Not Require Database Access

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State agencies and local governments in Wisconsin do not have to provide direct access to their electronic databases, the state’s Supreme Court ruled. Three municipalities had declined access to their databases of real estate records and provided only PDFs of the records sought. The court said that was okay; the law required only that the records be in an “appropriate format.” (6/26/08)