Monday, June 25, 2012

Message from Government----delete the message

As I have stated in a previous post I am doing a number of Data Practices requests with government for research purposes.  Which includes a fair amount of interaction via e-mails.  One paragraph that is quite common in the government responses in the "electronic" message is the following:

"Disclaimer: Information in this message or an attachment may be government data and thereby subject to the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act, Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, may be subject to attorney-client or work product privilege, may be confidential, privileged, proprietary, or otherwise protected, and the unauthorized review, copying, retransmission, or other use or disclosure of the information is strictly prohibited.  If you are not the intended recipient of this message, please immediately notify the sender of the transmission error and then promptly delete the message from your computer system."

A message that can scare the hell out of ya!!  Not really.  What is government going to do make sure that I "promptly delete this message" from my laptop?  What they could also say in the disclaimer is the data could be public.

OOOOOPPS!!!!  I just deleted the e-mail I got from the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office.

****Revised from 1st posting with better format for reading purposes.

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