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Activists from the United States asked the management Google to disable one of the new features of Gmail that local officials are unable to cheat with government reports. It is reported by the Motherboard.
We are talking about a new feature Self Destruct — emails that are completely disappear after a certain time after sending. Activists fear that government agencies in the United States will use this opportunity to remove public records, to hide from journalists and other interested people an important government regulations.
According to the American Law on freedom of information, all documents of the Executive authorities should be granted to U.S. citizens by request to the Agency. However, a new feature in Gmail can disrupt the entire system transparent, confident activists.
“As more local and state governments and their various agencies seeking to use Gmail, there is a possibility that state laws on public records will cost e-mails that will disappear after some time”, — said representatives of the National coalition for freedom of information (National Freedom of Information Coalition) in an open letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichay.
At the end of the letter, the activists urged the leadership of the service to take action and to disable the controversial feature in the government accounts, Gmail. They also added that otherwise the fundamental right of the public to transparency and openness on the part of their governments would be jeopardized.
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