Monday, July 14, 2008

I Just Do NOT Understand This Man

"Electronic Message Preservation Act - Vote Passed (286-137, 11 Not Voting)"

The House passed a measure requiring federal agencies to begin storing e-mail records, according to standards set by the National Archives and Records Administration.

Rep. Thomas Davis III voted NO......"

Why?

It is common practice for private industries to archive emails; computers and networks are considered part of the company's property. Employees are not guaranteed privacy.

It is even more crucial that our government agencies archive since emails are accepted as legal evidence and are considered public information under the Freedom of Information Act.

Investigation costs can be significantly reduced when email archives are available. Furthermore, saving emails promotes government accountability and transparency.

Why would Tom Davis vote against the Electronic Message Preservation Act?

Does he resent having to be accountable and transparent?
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