TECHNOLOGY: Digital dirt

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/09/us/09text.html?_r=1&ref=technology

Text Messages: Digital Lipstick on the Collar
By LAURA M. HOLSON
Published: December 8, 2009

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Robert Stephan Cohen, the lawyer who represented Christie Brinkley in her divorce from Peter Cook, said a spouse’s finding out about a cheating partner by reading their personal text messages would have a profound effect on how such cases were played out, both in court and among friends and family. Mr. Cohen predicted that the battles in even the most routine divorces would become uglier with more text messages as evidence.

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People really don’t understand the technology they are using. Nor, do they understand the implications of an “eternal love letter”.

And, in a corporate setting, it’s even worse. Why aren’t they REQUIRED to preserve email forever.

The “digital dirt”, created voluntarily, CAN come back to haunt you.

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