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Public Records Laws and Social Media Retention in California

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Learn how you can preserve complete social media records automatically to maintain public records compliance in California. Download the social media archiving overview.

Social Media Record Retention Legal News in California

Read about California cases and precedents involving social media and public record retention.

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City attorney states that public officials' social media accounts are considered a public forum and a source of public records

An El Cajon, CA city councilman received a lawsuit for restricting citizens’ first amendment rights by blocking them from his Facebook page. The city attorney ruled in favor of the citizens, stating that even council members’ personal social media pages can be considered public record.

San Mateo, CA sued for not maintaining record of social media in accordance with the California Public Records Act

A citizen issues a records request for the police department’s direct messages on Twitter. The City could not fulfill the request because the department’s Twitter account had been hacked and all direct messages were deleted. The City settled to avoid litigation, and agreed to start archiving direct messages from Twitter.

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