I Can Tell When You're Telling Lies: Metadata in Litigation and Transactional Practice
David C. Hricik
Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
Journal of Legal Profession, Vol. 30, p. 79, 2006
This article analyzes the ethical duties arising from metadata and other embedded data that accompanies Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, and other computer files. It analyzes how the duty of competency requires lawyers to remove embedded data, and describes how the duty of confidentiality and fairness to opposing counsel may require lawyers to notify the sender of a document containing metadata of its receipt.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 23
Keywords: metadata, legal ethics, legal malpractice, Microsoft Word
JEL Classification: K40, K41
Date posted: July 31, 2006
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