Public Records Laws and Social Media Retention in

Colorado Open Records Act and Social Media

The Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) states that public records include all writings made by public agencies, regardless of physical form, including electronic records. A subsequent bill passed in 2017 further defines records requirements for public agencies.

Social Media Records Guidelines from the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition

The Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition offers a white paper that discusses the challenges governments and public agencies face using new technologies that generate electronic records. In essence, the coalition emphasizes that the content matters when determining what constitutes a public record, not the medium itself.

Colorado Social Media Records Management in Practice

The City of Englewood offers a great example of a comprehensive social media policy that explicitly applies CORA to social media records in Colorado.


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