- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 8, 2015

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A committee is drafting a proposal that would make Wyoming the first state in the country to keep from public view all college student emails, even those concerning student government actions.

The Task Force on Digital Information Privacy is meeting at the end of the month to further discuss the issue.

Any change in the state open records law would have to be approved by the Legislature, which meets next winter.

Frank Lomonte, of the Student Press Law Center in Washington, D.C., said student emails are public record in all states.

Lomonte tells the Casper Star-Tribune (https://bit.ly/1HOvlg2) that Wyoming would become the first in the country to make all student email closed to public scrutiny.

He says it makes sense to protect confidential education information in student emails.

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Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, https://www.trib.com

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