Thursday, 27 December 2007

US legal position on metadata still unclear

As far as I can work out, the position in the US on the legal status of metadata is still being sorted out. Have a look at this good review of recent “ethics opinions” in The New York Law Journal – there still seems to be plenty of conflicting views.

The article concludes with good advice: check your local rules and case law, and use metadata scrubbing tools to remove metadata from documents you send (where this is permissible).

One day we’ll have clarity, no doubt.

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