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Current Trends in Public Records

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Current Trends in Public Records

Workshop Description/Agenda

Understand the current trends dealing with public records and the laws surrounding the Freedom of Information Act. Whats currently trending in public records law? Do I have a right to that police body camera video showing someone being beaten? How about the mug shot of that celebrity who got arrested? Whether and when electronic communications such as these, and emails, text messages, social media posts and Tweets are subject to public records laws is a confusing and challenging question for public officials and journalists alike. Learn when such electronic communications must be disclosed and when they may remain confidential. The topic discusses the pitfalls to be avoided by public bodies dealing with confidential communications, as well as by citizens seeking access to an open government. Understand current trends nationally so that you can keep pace with this timely and dynamic topic.

Subject Areas
ï Police Dash-Cam and Body-Camera Video
ï Text Messages
ï New Apps That Make Messages Disappear
ï Social Media
ï Tweets
ï Mug Shots
ï Public-Private Partnership Records
ï Private Entities Doing Public Work
ï Web-Browsing History
ï Prison Sexual-Assault Records
ï Death Penalty Drug Suppliers
ï Witnesses to Crimes
ï 911 Call Recordings and Transcripts
ï Metadata
ï Autopsy Photographs
ï License Plate Reader Data

Other Issues
ï Document Dumps
ï "Reverse Public Records" Lawsuits
ï Arresting Records Requestors
ï Indicting Records Responders

Mary Ellen Roy with Phelps Dunbar LLP, Dan Zimmerman with Phelps Dunbar LLP

CLE (Please check the Detailed Credit Information page for states that have already been approved) ,Additional credit may be available upon request.

Who Should Attend

This live webinar is designed for public information and records managers, attorneys, city managers, county and municipal officials, law enforcement officials, school administrators, financial officers and treasurers.

Additional Information

Training Provider: Lorman Education Services

Course Topics: Government Training > Government Fundamentals

Training Course Summary: Current Trends in Public Records

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