Morphed in the Medium: the perils of electronic communications and e-disclosure


Electronic communications and systems have increased the speed of transfer of thoughts and hugely increased the number of messages; we are each bombarded with information. These systems have irrevocably changed the way that business and litigation is conducted and created new risks.

The management of any form of written communication or record keeping is a key element of risk management, as is remote access to business systems. It is likewise a key aspect of the management of cost in actual or potential litigation. And there may be insurance coverage issues.

The hazards of e-commerce need to be explained in person, with examples of the alarming pitfalls so that the problem is genuinely understood, such that a moment’s inadvertence should not lead to a lifetime of regret.

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