Indiana to develop new rules for email and other records

From Indiana Public Media:

Indiana plans to approve a new statewide rule next week outlining which government emails have to be saved — and for how long. State public records law requires policy-related records to be saved for three years and contracts to be saved for ten years.

He says the rule will define which emails, such as personal messages or unsolicited pitch letters from vendors, are considered “transitory” and do not need to be saved. The new rule will include other electronic records for the first time, such as spreadsheets or digital photos.