If you’re banning your employees from using text messages, you may be sending a message to the public that you have something to hide. Plus, if someone does send a text message, you are risking non-compliance with transparency laws, the FOIA and ORA.
According to a ruling by the US Supreme Court on June 17, 2010, text messages made by a public employee, even for personal use, are subject to open records requests.
Are you able to quickly retrieve text message data for open records request? If not, join GWAVA, industry experts and peers in a panel discussion about this challenging topic.
Join GWAVA, RIM, Verizon, government experts in compliance and your peers in this informative panel discussion on secure archiving and retrieval of text messages. Learn how other organizations like yours are finding ways to archive text messages on a limited budget, keep them secure and still be able to quickly locate them for open records requests.
This free text archiving event for government will be held in New York and Washington, DC.
August 17, New York City - Courtyard Marriott Times Square
August 18, Washington, DC - Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport
Go here to register.
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