Guest View: Open Government: Reform the Public Records Law

In the January 4, 2012 Standard Times Rep. Cabral wrote a guest editorial.

The Standard-Times’ recent editorial urging changes in the state’s public records law in light of recent revelations about the Romney administration’s missing emails is exactly right: Our law needs updating.

How does the Massachusetts Public Records law deal with electronic records? Documents stored on computer disks or drives? Information stored on web sites or in the “cloud”? There is no mention of any of these, because the law was written before any of these technologies existed.

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