From the New Albany Tribune:
Q: A school superintendent is willing to meet with me to talk about why I think something should be public. He would like to see the Indiana Code proving my point. What codes would require these things to be public:
• Email messages from the school chief financial officer?
• Cookies from the CFO’s computer?
A: The right to inspect public records is found at I.C. 5-14-3-3. They have to point to subject matter under I.C. 5-14-3-4 that allows them to keep records confidential.
Email and cookie files fall under definition of public record. See I.C. 5-14-3-2(n).
You can remind them that the intent is openness. See I.C. 5-14-3-1.
Contact Steve Key, HSPA executive director and general counsel, with media law questions at email@example.com or (317) 624-4427.