Pennsylvania newspaper loses court fight to block state agencies from deleting emails

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has lost its attempt to block state agencies from permanently deleting emails after five days.

The state Supreme Court on Monday upheld a Commonwealth Court decision from July that rejected the newspaper’s argument that emails should be retained.

The newspaper had filed suit in September against the governor’s Office of Administration and the state Department of Education, asking the court to halt the practice of executive branch agencies destroying emails. Continue…