1997-10-10 - Re: Corporate Access to Keys (CAK) Considered Harmful

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From: Paul Pomes <ppomes@Qualcomm.com>
To: cypherpunks@Algebra.COM
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Message ID: <11579.876513953@zelkova.qualcomm.com>
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UTC Datetime: 1997-10-10 20:19:39 UTC
Raw Date: Sat, 11 Oct 1997 04:19:39 +0800

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From: Paul Pomes <ppomes@Qualcomm.com>
Date: Sat, 11 Oct 1997 04:19:39 +0800
To: cypherpunks@Algebra.COM
Subject: Re: Corporate Access to Keys (CAK) Considered Harmful
In-Reply-To: <v03102800b064086075b3@[]>
Message-ID: <11579.876513953@zelkova.qualcomm.com>
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At 9:50 PDT on Friday, October 10, 1997, Tim May wrote:

|I don't think we've yet seen a good example of massive amounts of e-mail
|being examined in a "discovery" process, yet, but we saw the effects on IBM
|during its antitrust issues in the 70s. Basically, every scrap of paper,
|every desk calendar, every internal memo, everything, had to be turned over
|to opposing counsel.
|We will almost certainly see some examples of where lawyers demand access
|to all company e-mail.

Several lawsuits about discriminatory denial of tenure have been won partly
based on the contents of email.  The University of Illinois periodically
reminds all staff that email is considered a public record and that they
should conduct their business with that in mind.