Metadata: What Is It? How Can It Get Me into Trouble? What Can I Do About It?

The Wyoming Lawyer, p. 18, April 2014

4 Pages Posted: 13 Jun 2014 Last revised: 23 Jul 2014

Date Written: 2014

Abstract

Metadata is "data about data." Problems arise for lawyers and their clients when metadata is inadvertently provided to opposing attorneys and parties. This article provides a brief overview of what metadata is. This article next discusses how metadata can get attorneys into trouble. Lastly, this article concludes by informing lawyers what they may do about metadata in order to prevent its accidental disclosure.

Keywords: metadata, meta data, meta-data, attorney, attorneys, lawyer, lawyers, law, discovery, production, computer, negotiation, technology, plaintiff, plaintiffs, defendant, defendants, court, courts, legal, litigation, litigate, evidence, evidentiary, law firm, contract, settlement, ethics, ethical, email

JEL Classification: O39, O34, O33, O32, 031, 030, K41

Suggested Citation

Klinkner, Blake, Metadata: What Is It? How Can It Get Me into Trouble? What Can I Do About It? (2014). The Wyoming Lawyer, p. 18, April 2014, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2449061

Blake Klinkner (Contact Author)

The Klinkner Law Firm, LLC ( email )

1603 Capitol Avenue Suite #314
Cheyenne, WY 82001
United States
307-365-9546 (Phone)

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