State legislation to prevent county-held email addresses from being released moves forward

The state legislature is aiming this spring to stop the release of government-held email addresses and other residents' personal information after several people in Montgomery County received email lists that contained more than 200,000 addresses through public information requests. The Senate has unanimously passed a bill that would prevent local governments and the state from having to release email addresses through information requests while a companion bill was approved by a vote of 132-4 in the House of Delegates. (Bethesda)

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