Senate Committee on Open Government, Select - 82nd R.S. (2011)
|Senate Open Government, Select
|Attorney General opinions | Electronic security | Email | Historical records | Open records requests and decisions | Public Information Act, Texas | Records management |
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|82nd R.S. (2011)
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|This report should address the charges below.
|Evaluate the need for revisions to the Public Information Act to address changes in the performance of public functions and make recommendations for changes. Specifically, consider the following:
|Examine the effectiveness of security measures used to protect electronic information held by state agencies and make recommendations for enhancing security, if needed.
|Review record retention policies for state and local governments and make recommendations for improvements to record retention schedules and policies, including e-mail retention and archiving requirements. Consider the benefits and disadvantages of creating a uniform record retention policy.
|Study ways to define and address frivolous and/or overly-burdensome open records requests. Include an analysis of appropriate cost recovery by governmental entities for expenses and time related to responding to requests, while ensuring the public has adequate access to public information.
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