State Public Records Laws and Social Media

Learn how public records law applies in your state
Click the map below to learn how state public records laws apply to your social media or select your state from the list(Need help?) For information on social media records in Australia, click here.

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Comply with state public record laws

All 50 states have public records laws modeled after the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) that ensure public access to government records. The language of most state public records laws encompasses social media, and many states have issued specific guidance for preserving social media records.