Posts Tagged ‘text messages’

Is That All There Is? Strategies for Proving a Negative When a Person Alleges That Their Request for Records Has Not Been Fulfilled

Monday, December 16th, 2019

The breadth of the North Carolina Public Records Law and the explosion of digital public records have resulted in frequent and voluminous requests for public records. Such requests are time-consuming and often include records that exist only on the personal devices of individual employees and officials. In these situations, the agency must rely on those […]

Text Messages as Public Records

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

A city manager sends and receives the following text messages from a city resident on the manager’s personal smartphone: Citizen: u and wife want to meet us for dinner at 6 2moro? Manager: same place as last Fri? scallops were delish Citizen: yeah. btw–Y potholes on Jones St. not fixed yet? ruining my car shocks. mayoer […]