Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Keeping Work and Personal E-mail Separated

A group in Michigan has submitted a Freedom off Information Act
request for all e-mail from University of Michigan, Michigan State,
and Wayne State faculty mentioning the labor brouhaha in Wisconsin.
Similarly, but less broadly, the Wisconsin Republican Party requested records from a University of Wisconsin History
professor. The Michigan request seems very broad, asking for all
e-mails mentioning “Scott Walker,” “Madison,” “Wisconsin” or “Rachel
Maddow.” I can imagine this request would net much mail not related to
labor issues.

I think this should serve as a reminder, especially to state
employees, to keep personal and work e-mail separate.