Public records access laws lag as government cedes functions to private control

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Privatization v. The Public’s Right To Know summarizes recent attempts by state and federal government to avoid scrutiny, wall off public records from open access and privatize government functions. Told through anecdotal stories, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press report highlights some major disadvantages to public safety and open access in the privatization of government functions. And the judiciary has often issued confusing opinions that puts the onus on the public to prove the right of access. The multi-part report also links to court cases and news accounts.

An extract from the Open Government Guide addresses each states law related to public records and nongovernmental bodies.

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