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December, 2017

December 31, 2017  11:29 PM

Rhode Island Email From 2003 Might be Missing

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Email, government, Retention

You could call it Schrodinger’s Email System: Email messages aren’t lost; there just isn’t any way to gain access to them. That’s the situation the state of Rhode Island has been facing since 2015, which came to light earlier this month due to a public records request. Before then, state...

December 30, 2017  11:20 PM

Library of Congress Twitter Collection to Stop

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
social media, Storage, twitter

Ever decided you were going to save all your data until you found out how much space it was going to take up, and then change your mind? The Library of Congress is in that position, which is why it recently announced it is no longer going to save every Tweet. The Library had started

December 20, 2017  10:59 PM

Text-Destroying App ‘Confide’ Used in Missouri by Politicians

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
government, privacy, secrecy, TEXT

As you may recall, in 2014 I wrote about an app called Confide, billed as “Snapchat for business.”  Intended to send messages secretly, it didn’t allow...

December 13, 2017  3:50 PM

E-Discovery and the Alabama Recount

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
ediscovery, Electronic discovery, government

If nothing else, Tuesday’s special election for Senator in Alabama is a fascinating case of electronic discovery. The day before the election, “Montgomery County Circuit Judge Roman Ashley Shaul granted a preliminary injunction directing counties to set voting machines ‘

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