Recent Case Law and E-mail Friday, Nov 20 2009 

Here are six links to recent stories on court cases and e-mail:

U.S. Court Weighs E-mail Privacy, Again — Privacy – InformationWeek

This case raises the question of whether or not e-mail messages should have the same privacy as telephone calls with regards to legal situations, particularly when the e-mail is in the hands of a service provider.

Your Rights Online: An Inbox Is Not a Glove Compartment

“A federal judge rules that government can obtain access to a person’s inbox contents without any notification to the subscriber.”

What Did Cuomo Find in Intel’s Emails?

E-mail is used to build the case against Intel.

The Bear Stearns Verdict: A Blow to E-Mail Prosecutions
“It does not mean all white-collar cases will not go forward, but I do think it will cause prosecutors to come to the conclusion that e-mail evidence alone is not enough to bring a case.”

FINRA fines MetLife Securities, affiliates

Finra fines MetLife $1.2M  for poor  e-mail monitoring.

Some Courts Raise Bar on Reading Employee Email

Courts starting to side with employee privacy in relation to corporate provided e-mail

 

The “net-net” of these articles is that e-mail and case law is still very dynamic environment.

On Today’s CCS Blog – Exchange 2010 Podcast Monday, Nov 9 2009 

I had the opportunity to ask a couple of questions of Michael Atalla, Group Product Manager for Microsoft Exchange and Steve Schafer, Director of Global Information Systems for Global Crossing (an Exchange 2010 customer) about the value of upgrading to Exchange 2010 and posted the responses in a podcast on the CCS blog.

Similiar to My 1966 Chevrolet Pickup… Friday, Nov 6 2009 

Great article on CNN about cloud computing. I love the statement at the end: “The cloud is not some fluffy ball of magic, it’s an energy-sucking and fallible machine.” Not unlike my sky blue 1966 Chevrolet pickup sitting in the garage that I swear I am going to get back on the road someday…