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LG Alert – Private Email Addresses – you have been warned! (March 22nd, 2017)

The Independent Commissioner Against Corruption has today been reported in the Advertiser Newspaper as issuing an “ominous warning” to public servants who continue to use private email accounts for official business. Indeed, that such practices “might amount to corruption”, as that term is defined under the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Act 2012 (“the ICAC Act”).

Relevantly for councils, it is important to recall that council employees and elected members are “public officers” for the purposes of the ICAC Act.

Click on the below link to read further about the important considerations for council employees and elected members who conduct council business via a private email address.

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