March 6, 2009
Metadata Not a Public Record Under Arizona's Public Records Act
David Hricik (Mercer) reposts on an Arizona public employment case where the plaintiff was denied his request for metadata associated with his employment records. The plaintiff believed his records had been altered after creation or had been "back dated." When his request was denied, he sued. In Lake v. City of Phoenix, ___ P.2d __ (Ariz. App. 2009), the court held that metadata is not a public record under Arizona's Public Records Act.
Hricik writes "this is a fascinating case, since obviously when the legislature wrote the statute metadata didn't exist." See his analysis of the court's decision on Statutory Construction Blog. [JH]
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Thank you for this explaination and link.
Still wondering: are Government Websites public records?
How long should they be retained?
Which law applies to this?
Posted by: Michael | Jan 8, 2010 2:57:20 PM