Lawyers Receiving Electronic Documents are Free to Examine 'Hidden' Metadata: ABA Ethics Opinion
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
- Organization: www.abanews.org
- Source: Colorado
CHICAGO, Nov. 9, 2006 - Lawyers who receive electronic documents are free to look for and use information hidden in metadata - information embedded in electronically produced documents - even if the documents were provided by an opposing lawyer, according to a new ethics opinion from the American Bar Association.