[Statewide, with Alameda County as an Example] Comm. Voices — How Long Should Government Save Its Email Records?

Blog note: this opinion piece references a 2016 Alameda County grand jury report.

Email is part of our lives now.  It came on like a category five hurricane just a generation ago, changing the world of business and bureaucracy and creating the need to do many things in a new way—like preserving government records, where the norm up to the had meant warehouses full of paper files.