As discussed in Part 1, Plunderbund has brought a case against the Department of Public Safety because the agency is refusing to provide what are basic Highway Patrol incident reports. The state is claiming that these reports are security documents exempt form disclosure based upon a state level component of the Patriot Act designed to protect computers and infrastructure. The application of this section to these sorts of documents is overbroad and arbitrary.
While the national security argument can allow broad concealment of government data, moving government functions to allegedly private entities provides another method of concealment. The government […]Full Story... →