D.C. Told to Scrap Unlawful Limits on Searches When the Public Asks for Government Emails

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July 6, 2017 4:22 PM
Naming the sender or recipient of email (and a date range) is enough – all the law requires to trigger a search, according to a new ruling by the D.C. Office of Open Government (OOG).
 
The D.C. Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO) had been warning they would only process search requests naming every possible recipient.
 
The policy was contained in a form OCTO has been issuing to all D.C. agencies submitting requests from the public for government emails. OCTO is the keeper of the keys to the email kingdom, as that office operates the computer network and servers for all D.C. government emails. Continue...