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[6WashJLTech&Arts0083] Trusting the Machines: New York State Bar Ethics Opinion Allows Attorneys to Use Gmail

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dc.contributor.author Raudebaugh, Kevin
dc.contributor.author Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-15T15:57:30Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-15T15:57:30Z
dc.date.issued 2010-06
dc.identifier.citation 6 WASH. J.L. TECH. & ARTS 83 (2010) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2157-2534
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1773.1/452
dc.description.abstract Abstract: Information technology is evolving at an unprecedented rate; new forms of communication appear so often that it is difficult to keep track of them all. This presents a difficult problem for attorneys, who must carefully consider whether using new technology to communicate with clients is consistent with the duty of confidentiality. Google’s Gmail scans the content of e-mails to generate targeted advertising, a controversial practice that raises questions about whether its users have a reasonable expectation of privacy. The New York Bar responded to this issue in Opinion 820, which states that using an e-mail provider that scans the e-mail content to display relevant advertising does not violate a lawyer’s duty of client confidentiality. This article explains the controversial nature of Gmail, the evolution of e-mail in ethics opinions, and Opinion 820’s content and implications. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Seattle: Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts, University of Washington School of Law en_US
dc.subject Corporate & Commercial en_US
dc.title [6WashJLTech&Arts0083] Trusting the Machines: New York State Bar Ethics Opinion Allows Attorneys to Use Gmail en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.holder Copyright by Kevin Raudebaugh en_US


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