A terrible exemption to Florida’s open-records law became a bit less terrible during the legislative session. Fortunately, we won’t even have to worry about the less-terrible version, because last week Gov. Rick Scott vetoed it.
House Bill 249 could have made confidential the e-mail address of any registered voter. The bill stated that “e-mail addresses are personal information that could be misused and could result in voter fraud if released.” Really? Then why not also exempt a voter’s address, which also is much more important information if privacy is a concern.
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