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|Daily Digest: December 2, 2009|| |
|Archiving, E-Discovery, & Compliance|
|Email, Messaging & Collaboration|
Whistleblower website Wikileaks recently leaked more than half a million text messages around 9/11. We hesitate to even link to the story, but if you must read it, you can find CNN's coverage here.
There is something sacred about the last messages exchanged with a spouse before a loved one dies. Messages of love. Hurt. Panic. Fear. Impending death. Yet we struggle with a lust for information, and the Internet makes it easy for us to disrespect personal privacy and ethics.
E-discovery brings with it an element of responsibility. Whether investigators are searching email, text messages, or other electronic data, there is an implied code of conduct around how the evidence is to be handled.
Posting these messages online represents a breach of privacy and a rupture in the ethical standards that should exist in any modern nation. In the words of one of the commentators, corkpuller, "deep wounds that have healed need not be reopened for the morbid curiosity of those who want to sell more soap and toilet paper." ... David Sengupta
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