If the agreement is terminated FOR ANY REASON, Contractors can instruct... to promptly...destroy any and all State Entity data.
To expand, in Section 7.2.2, Contractor further agrees that it shall:
(d) At any time during the term of this Agreement at the State Entity’s written request, or upon termination of the expiration of this Agreement for any reason, Contractor shall instruct all authorized persons to promptly and securely return or destroy any and all State Entity data, whether in written, electronic, or other form of media.
Per Georgia Code O.C.G.A. 45-11-1. Despite this being illegal, Dominion was given permission in a clause. It was in the $106million contract. How does that work out?
"If any public officer or other person shall steal, embezzle, alter, corrupt, withdraw, falsify, or avoid any record, process, charter, gift, grant, conveyance, or contract; or shall knowingly and willfully take off, discharge, or conceal any issue, forfeited recognizance, or other forfeiture; or shall forge, deface, or falsify any document or instrument recorded or any registry, acknowledgment, or certificate; or shall alter, deface, or falsify any minutes, document, book, or any proceeding whatever of or belonging to any public office within this state; or if any person shall cause or procure any of these offenses to be committed, or to be in any manner concerned therein, he shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment and labor in the penitentiary for not less than two years nor more than ten years."
The Georgia Secretary of State has a published retention schedule on its website. Very detailed policies regarding the retention of all sorts of records. Even for General Correspondence, related to day-to-day operations of the office records are retained for 5 years, per O.C.G.A. 9-3-25.
Per Georgia Code O.C.G.A. 45-11-4 (2010).
(b) A public officer may be charged under this Code section for: (1) Malpractice, misfeasance, or malfeasance in office;
Finally, what do you think of the Dominion contract?
Source: State of Georgia