It’s 10 a.m – do you know where your metadata is?: Don’t know what metadata is? Opposing counsel might:
“One Florida lawyer was quite upset when he learned his firm had been hoodwinked into e-mailing a document to opposing counsel instead of faxing it so that the metadata could be mined by opposing counsel. Apparently some client comments that were attached to the document and then deleted were recovered by opposing counsel. Well, this lawyer was on the Florida Bar’s Board of Governors and that body expressed its opinion that metadata mining is unethical and referred the matter to committee to determine what rules should be enacted on the subject.”
This is from Jim Calloway’s January 30th, 2006, posting on the subject, which has so much information and so many good links, you’d be worse than remiss for not reading at least some of it.