Unwieldy Rules and Default Practices: Realities of Public Record-Keeping in North Carolina

Under current law records made in the transaction of public business are considered public and subject to inspection. This aspiration of an open and accountable government is not as simple as the broad statutes may seem to imply. Public content is being created at an exponential rate and policies guiding the management of public records are confusing. Current assumptions are incentives for public officials just to keep all records indefinitely. A flawed system of public...
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