Here three links to pieces on discovery and privacy and then two links to pieces that explain how information flows through the internet.
- Shari Claire Lewis, Ups and Downs of Discovering Online Data. This is about the privacy issues that are now raised frequently by disclosure requests in claims relating to harmful online expression. (Law.com)
- The Sedona Conference WG6, Framework for Analysis of Cross-Border Discovery Conflicts: A Practical Guide to Navigating the Competing Currents of International Data Privacy and e-Discovery (Public Comment Version). The title kind of says it all. (The Sedona Conference)
- Ralph Losey, Are we the Barbarians at the Gate? Ralph Losey’s commentary on the Sedona Conference cross-border discovery paper includes an impassioned call to bring U.S. privacy regulation in line with the rest of the world. Canada tends to get a decent rap on privacy, but like the U.S. our privacy regulation is sector-based and our jurisprudence on employee computer use favors near absolute employer control. On the other hand, our privacy regulation’s coverage is broad (though not universal) and I understand our regulation is based on a much broader conception of “personal information” than regulation in the U.S. (e-Discovery Team)
- Matt Cohen and others, Behind the Browser: What You Need to Know About Current and Emerging Internet Technologies. The first part of this podcast is a simply awesome presentation by long-time internet expert Matt Cohen on how the internet works. From Stanford’s May 2008 Legal Frontiers in Digital Media conference. (Stanford University)
- Craig Ball, Fixing Time and Date Values in E-Mail. A brief article explaining how date normalization relates to the form in which e-mails are produced. (Law.com)
I had a nice paddle today from Ashbridges Bay to Bluffer’s Park and back. I spoiled what would otherwise have been a rare purely physical world experience by listening to a couple of podcasts. Good ones though, and I commend them to you. They’re both from Wake Forest University’s Voices of Our Time conference on Why Work? Professions and the Common Good conference from March 2008. I listened to the great keynote by journalist David Ross entitled Making Sense of Modern Professional Life and the panel discussion entitled The Legal Profession and the Market Place. There’s some very good food for lawyer thought here on personal wellness and social and ethical responsibility.