Using cell phones to take pictures of public records? Here’s what the Open Records Counsel says

Earlier this year, Tennessee Coalition for Open Government requested an informal advisory opinion from the Office of Open Records Counsel about taking pictures of public records with cell phones. We Continue Reading

Column: Lawmakers give Advisory Committee on Open Government opportunity for new life

A decade ago, in the spring of 2008, the Legislature created the Advisory Committee on Open Government to provide guidance to the newly created Office of Open Records Counsel. The Continue Reading

Broadcasters association advises Open Records Counsel that blanket ban on photos of public records is unreasonable, inefficient

The Tennessee Association of Broadcasters has added its voice to the growing number of entities who have urged the Office of Open Records Counsel to revise its Model Public Records Continue Reading

Tennessee Press Association calls on Open Records Counsel to ease ban on taking photos of public records

The Tennessee Press Association, writing on behalf of its 125 member newspapers, has requested that the Office of Open Records Counsel update its Model Public Records Policy to reflect that Continue Reading