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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Supreme Court Orders Ohio Agency to Go Find "Deleted" Emails

The idea that hitting the delete button on an agency email that must be retained makes the public record go "poof!" and disappear .... well, that idea went "poof!" and disappeared.

The Ohio Supreme Court ruled that a seemingly deleted public record must be recovered. Some agencies in Washington state should be paying attention to this.

UPDATE: Here is an interesting editorial on the case.