Secrecy law in Massachusetts
Stories related to the state's unique and sweeping privacy law. The law was designed to help victims of sexual assault and domestic abuse, but it has shielded law enforcement departments and officers from scrutiny and blocked victims from obtaining records they need for custody battles and restraining orders.
9 takeaways from WBUR's investigation into the impact of Mass.' domestic and sexual violence secrecy law
A WBUR investigation found that a sweeping privacy law has shielded police departments and officers from scrutiny, thwarted researchers studying ways to reduce violence and blocked victims from obtaining records...