18 Pages Posted: 4 Jun 2007
This article analyzes embedded data that accompanies many documents and the legal ethical issues that accompany inadvertent receipt of documents containing metadata. It addresses ABA Model Rule 4.4(b), ABA Formal Ethics Opinion 92-368 and 06-442, and New York opinion 2003-04, Florida Bar Opinion 06-2, and others.
Keywords: metadata, inadvertent transmission, inadvertent receipt, 06-442, 92-368, privilege waiver
JEL Classification: K40, K4
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Hricik, David C., Mining for Embedded Data: Is it Ethical to Take Intentional Advantage of Other People's Failures?. North Carolina Journal of Law and Technology, Vol. 8, No. 2, Spring 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=990868