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Public Records Laws and Social Media Retention in
New Mexico

New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act and Social Media

The Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA) addresses social media records in New Mexico. IPRA ensures “that all persons are entitled to the greatest possible information regarding the affairs of government and the official acts of public officers and employees.” The language of the Act is broadly applicable and future-proofed and applies to all public records, regardless of physical form or characteristics, including social media records in New Mexico.

New Mexico Social Media Records Management in Practice

While social media records in New Mexico are covered under the Inspection of Public Records Act, few public agencies have taken the recommended step of adopting a social media policy to mitigate risk and comply with the law. The University of New Mexico, however, does offer one example of a policy that balances freedom of speech, privacy, and community standards while upholding social media records in New Mexico as public information.

Social Media Record Retention Legal News in New Mexico

Read about New Mexico cases and precedents involving social media and public record retention.


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