Web Date: July 14, 2017
Rhode Island shields academic researchers’ records
A new Rhode Island law is designed to protect draft reports and working papers of researchers at the state’s university and colleges from public disclosure.
The law, enacted late last month, modifies the state’s public records statute that governs public access to information from government entities. Rhode Island may be the first state that has revised its public records law specifically to head off attacks on academics at state institutions of higher education, says Michael . . .
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