Florida Settles Public Records Lawsuits For $700,000

Governor Rick Scott

The state of Florida announced that they have agreed to pay $700,000 to settle seven lawsuits that allege Governor Rick Scott and several of his top aides circumvented the state’s public records laws by using private email accounts to hide their communications. The entire settlement will be paid to Steven Andrews,  a Tallahassee lawyer who […]


Open N.C. Makes North Carolina Public Records More Public

Open NC Public Records

Open N.C. is a project that collects public records from various sources for the state of North Carolina and makes it easier for reporters and journalists to access them from one online search. The site was developed by The University of North Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Chapel Hill with support from […]


The Difference Between Public Records & Private Information

Do you know how to search public records? When hunting for information about someone, it is important to understand the difference between what is considered public information, and what falls under the realm of private information. In this era of digital information, with plenty of avenues available to explore, the distinction between private and public […]


TrueRep Lets People Explain Their Public Records Online

TrueRep.com, a reputation management tool, plans to let people contribute explanations regarding negative public records that pertain to them. In addition, lets people monitor and manage their public image and stop inaccurate personal information from appearing online. TrueRep collects public records and personal data from social networks and creates a “Reputation Score” for people who […]


Searching Government Public Record Sites

Is It True that Public Records Can Be Accessed Online? Type the right words into a search engine and you’ll almost instantly be brought to websites that claim that they can help you to find almost anyone that you’re looking for online, no matter how long ago you’ve lost them. Some of these websites are […]