Online Privacy Considerations (And Outrages) for Lawyers to Ponder


When I discuss my privacy concerns with people, frequently the response I get is "If you're not doing anything wrong, why do you care?"

I'll tell ya why I care. Just because something's private doesn't mean it's bad or sinister. Example: When I take a shower in the morning, that's private. I don't want anyone else seeing that. The love two people share is a private matter. My innermost thoughts, hopes, fears, and ambitions, I only share those with those closest to me. Not for the world.

And legal professionals, more than most, should be attuned to online privacy concerns due to their sensitivity to attorney client privilege. Which is why, as someone who runs an online legal practice management company , I seethe, stew, and simmer when I see egregious violations of someone's online privacy.


CUT TO: Today. This just in: two recent privacy concerns that should grab your attention. First is a headline in the New York Times that the federal government wants better hooks into private companies' telecom technology for better snooping. The piece from today, October 18th, states under the big banner headline "U.S. Pushes to Ease Technical Obstacles to Wiretapping"....

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