McLAUGHLIN: GOV.'S EMAIL POLICY SHOWS LACK OF TRANSPARENCY

          “Gov. Cuomo came into office claiming to be a white knight that was going to clean up Albany’s swamp of corruption. After several ethical scandals on his watch and the shutdown of his own anti-corruption commission for ethical violations, we now know that Gov. Cuomo will only push ethics reforms when it benefits him politically. For a governor who promised transparency, the deletion of state emails after 90 days is far from transparent. Software capabilities, used by the governor, have the ability to store years of emails and Gov. Cuomo still chooses to delete them after an arbitrary 90 days. One can only be suspicious as to why this is the policy, when information contained in such emails could, and very often does, remain pertinent after only three months.”         

 

          “Once again, it looks as though Gov. Cuomo is running scared as some believe he and his corrupted Moreland Commission could be on the short list of Preet Bharara’s investigations.  I have introduced legislation, the E-mail Retention Act, which would require all branches of state government and state agencies to retain e-mail information for seven years.  My bill would prevent the deletion of valuable information that could be purposely deleted to cover up crime or public corruption.”

 

Assemblyman McLaughlin represents the 107th district, which consists of parts of Rensselaer, Columbia and Washington counties. For more information,
please visit Assemblyman McLaughlin’s Official Website

 

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