Friday, April 21, 2006

Meta what?

Metadata. You may not know what it is, but you are producing it. Many electronic documents contain all sorts of information that you do not see unless you know how to look for it- information such as the identity of the person who created it, and all the edits and changes. That settlement agreement you emailed to the other side might contain metadata that would allow the other side to see the various iterations of your thinking, and give away your position. Do you know how to remove the data? Is it ethical to look for it when you receive a document? Check out this article, and let ACC know what you think.

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