WASHINGTON (AP) The government will review a huge cache of Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails for possible release after revelations she conducted official business as secretary of state in the shadows of a private account.
The matter is expected to result in the eventual release of thousands of emails from her private account, opening a new window on her tenure in high office and providing potential fodder to critics.
Federal regulations subject the computer systems of some contractors and other organizations to federal oversight when they interact with government systems to ensure they are protected.
Under the Freedom of Information Act, the government can censor or withhold emails to protect information that would hurt national security, violate personal privacy or expose business secrets or confidential decision-making in certain areas.
Clinton's extensive use of private emails heightened security risks for her communications, chiefly the potential for inadvertent disclosure of sensitive information and danger from hackers, several information security experts told AP.
The watchdog said reliance on "unauthorized information systems increases the risk for data loss, phishing and spoofing of email accounts."