Alaska High Court Says Public Workers Can Use Private Emails

Law360, New York (October 12, 2012, 7:25 PM EDT) -- The Alaska Supreme Court ruled Friday that while state employees may use personal email accounts to conduct state business, those communications are still subject to the Alaska Public Records Act when appropriate, ending a debate that started when Sarah Palin was governor.

According to the Supreme Court’s opinion, in September 2008 it came out that then-governor Palin and more than 20 of her staff members used personal email accounts to conduct state business. In October of that year, an Alaska resident filed a Public Records Act...
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