ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minneapolis freedom-of-information activist has claimed victory in his long-running legal battle to see emails from the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office pertaining to biometric technologies. The Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday largely backed Tony Webster, who said the county violated Minnesota’s open records law when it denied him access to […]
Local governments around Minnesota are slimming email archives by setting strict limits on how long employees can keep messages.
Officials contend it’s about efficiently managing data received or sent by thousands of workers. But government watchdogs say it’s coming at the expense of transparency. Continue…