April 19, 2017

Cyber Update: Free Speech, FOAA, and Website Privacy Policies

Maine Townsman

Attorneys Sig Schutz and Steve Langsdorf authored an article for the April 2017 edition of Maine Townsman Magazine. The article discusses the effectiveness of social media communication as an inexpensive tool for municipalities to inform its citizens - while continuing to adhere to specific legal requirements that fall within written communication parameters. Read a PDF of the full article above. 

Maine Townsman is a monthly magazine that is distributed to 4,500 elected and appointed officials of member and employees of member municipalities and readers interested in municipal issues.

Firm Highlights

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