[geeks] Email Disclaimers
ed at arxsystems.net
Wed Jul 6 16:44:47 CDT 2011
On Jul 6, 2011, at 2:36 PM, Phil Stracchino wrote:
> On 07/06/11 17:00, RichT (list addr) wrote:
>>>> This E-mail message is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and
>>>> may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized
>>>> review, use, disclosure or distribution is prohibited. If you are not
>>>> the intended recipient, please contact the sender by reply E-mail and
>>>> destroy all copies of the original message.
>> Do messages like this have any legal backup at all?
>> Sounds to me like a load of mumbo jumbo.
> Not one damn thing. They're not worth the paper they're printed on.
> But it makes control-freak corporate lawyers feel like they're in
> control of something.
That's not necessarily true or accurate. You might want to do a little
research on both the legal aspects of email disclaimers and the attorney
ethics implications of email disclaimers. Something as simple as *where* in
the message the disclaimer appears can potentially change the calculus.
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