Wednesday, December 07, 2011

System purged trove of e-mails automatically - Politics - The Boston Globe

No doubt Romney is now a strong advocate for e-mail retention policies…

Computer systems erased the e-mails from the administrations of Acting Governor Jane Swift and Governors Paul Cellucci and Mitt Romney because state officials did not store the contents of their accounts by backing them up on central servers, according to state officials. In the case of the Romney administration, the automatic deletions occurred despite updated 2004 state guidelines that require preservation of certain electronic records.

That includes at least four of Romney’s top Cabinet officials. Thirty days after they left office, their e-mails were automatically purged from the state’s central computers, wiping out records of decisions on an array of sensitive topics, from health care to raising state revenues.

System purged trove of e-mails automatically - Politics - The Boston Globe

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