State law protects employees who leak Florida governor’s emails

Public records florsida has some of the strictest laws protecting public servants in the nation.

It requires that they sign a nondisclosure agreement with a public servant.

Public servants who breach that agreement are prohibited from speaking to the press.

Public servants who knowingly leak the contents of a public record, such as a county sheriff’s deputy’s email account, face jail time.

Lawmakers have proposed a series of bills to crack down on public officials who leak information.

The legislation would limit who can be prosecuted and limit how the law is enforced.

But there is still concern that some people who are charged with violating the law could be protected from prosecution by the secrecy laws.

Read more about the floridas laws and public servants here: The Florida Times-Union