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public record

Federal, state, or local records that are available for inspection by the public. In real estate, it refers to the practice of filing copies of all real estate documents in a central depository, where they are indexed and preserved for viewing by members of the public.
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Starting July 1, 2017, this aspect of the settlement required all civil public records to have a name, address, and a Social Security number or date of birth before appearing on credit records from the three nationwide credit reporting companies.
When it comes to exemptions, Oregon's public records law is beginning to look a lot like black flannel suit that has been dragged through a room full of white angora cats.
This article outlines current public records law issues and examines the difficult balance between protecting the right to access public records and deterring abuses.
Montana's social media policy says that any communication to or from state personnel that uses social media is presumed to be a public record.
First Amendment groups, journalists and others say the state public records law is archaic, and they are pushing for revisions.
The nation's public records are quite massive, and trying to find them on your own could be an exercise in futility.
SINCE THE SUPREME COURT approved a 2006 amendment to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure requiring public entities such as school districts to produce electronically stored public records during the "discovery process" in lawsuits, maintaining such records, especially e-mail messages, has been an ongoing obligation for district leaders.
The manual to online public records; the researcher's tool to online resources of public records and public information.
Various public records in the United States contain Social Security numbers (SSN) and other personal identifying information that could be used to commit fraud and identity theft.
The Public Record Research Tips Book: Insider Information for Effective Public Record Research" is a complete and comprehensive guide to expertly searching the government's public records files--covering all aspects of it.
The American Bar Association (Chicago, IL) has published "Access to Government in the Computer Age: An Examination of State Public Records Laws," a new paperback book that examines the impact of technology on access to public records laws.
His weapon is the California Public Records Act, which he has used to obtain city business contracts, budgets and staff-time logs in search of the smoking gun.

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