NY Governor Cuomo will not communicate with his staff by email, according to the NY Daily News. If Cuomo cannot talk to his people on the phone or in person, than the only other way he communicates with them is by BlackBerry PIN to PIN messaging system. This allows the Governor to avoid any kind of lasting paper trail because the PIN system bypasses data-saving email servers. Only people that are in Cuomo’s inner circle have access to his pin number.
Governor Cuomo had promised to have the most open and transparent administration in state history. Josh Vlasto, a spokesman for Cuomo, explained that the Governor does not like email and that, “His primary mode of communication is talking on the phone, as has been widely reported for years.”