A new law in Missouri requires any government agency posting personal information on the Internet to first obtain permission from elected and appointed officials before making their addresses available. But when this public information is available on everyone else, it’s a bit of a stretch to expect the public to accede to this double standard. Apparently someone got the message to the legislators. Read the article
Officials with cities and counties statewide expressed concerns about the bill as soon as it passed. Because there could be thousands of “elected or appointed” officials in Missouri, it would be impossible to comply with the law without taking down Web sites for county land records and property tax data, local officials said.