Here’s the fix:
Lawyers, and really anyone, should pay attention to whether their smartphone is appending “sent by my iPhone”-type messages at the bottom of business emails. It’s an unnecessary advertisement for someone else’s product in your communication AND sends a variety of poor messages.
Don’t believe it? Read this article, from the July/August 2011 Palm Beach Bar Bulletin.
Lawyers and businesses
overlyfocused on e-discovery often raise interest in other parties’ metadata (as well as concern about their own). Good practices call for companies and firms to scrub email attachments before sending. But digital photos are often forgotten and, worse, overlooked by common scrubbing software.
Even in our personal lives, metadata on our family photos may tell a little too much.
This article, from the June 2011 Palm Beach Bar Bulletin, can help.