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"Friends don’t let friends get spied on.' – Richard Stallman, President of the Free Software Foundation and longtime advocate of privacy in technology.

California Supreme Court Rules That There is No Such Thing as Private Communications for Government Officials

The public has a right to access emails and text messages about government business on the private phones and accounts of state and local officials and employees, the California Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

In a unanimous decision, the court said those communications were subject to disclosure under the California Public Records Act and not shielded because they were sent or received in personal accounts.

You can read all about the ruling at

Now we need a similar ruling about federal laws that will apply to the White House staff. (See

Categories: Legal Affairs

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