FOI & State Employee Emails

State employee e-mails are subject to Freedom of Information requests made by the public under Virginia’s open-government laws … which also allow the costs of providing records to be passed along to the requester.  But the e-mails have become so voluminous and cluttered that costs to retrieve them have skyrocketed.  And as Virginia Public Radio’s Anne Marie Morgan reports, the Freedom of Information Advisory Council is concerned that steep charges could have a chilling effect.