Lately, we’ve started noticing foreign legal gazette issues with QR codes on the back page.
Being curious, we’ve started scanning them to see where they take us.
For the Mexican state of Guanajuato, for example, scanning the QR code takes the user directly to a digital copy of that issue. This is an ideal download to have on your phone for when you are stuck on the Metro, and you start wondering about the latest legal developments in Mexico.
For other jurisdictions such as Bolivia, scanning the QR code takes you to a website (“Visit our web page”) where you can then peruse gazette issues online or search for other content on the site.
A word of caution – as great an advancement as this is, bear in mind that just because a gazette is published online, that does not necessarily make it the official version. If you need to reference the official version, check the jurisdiction’s website for information on the status of their online content.