Monday, March 10, 2008

Dumbest Confidentiality Notice on an E-mail that I Have Ever Seen

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail transmission, and any documents, files or previous e-mail messages attached to it, may contain confidential information that is legally privileged. If you are not the intended recipient, or a person responsible for delivering it to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, distribution or use of any of the information contained in or attached to this message is STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

Okay, now guess the source.

One of my Hollywood connections to Virtualpolitik and thus a person who is justifiably anxious about nondisclosure issues and/or ownership of valuable intellectual property?

One of my hotshot software sources worried about losing control over proprietary code or a leak that could affect the value of stock prices?

One of the government agencies working on military or security issues that I have interviewed over the years in the course of writing the book?

A lawyer handling a digital rights case involving a gag order?

Someone at the university in charge of student privacy and the custodial control of sensitive personal information?

Nope. None of the above. This message was attached to a mass e-mail to parents from A PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL with top secret information about the high school exit exam and the dates of Spring Break.

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Blogger Lupton said...

I thought that perhaps it was attached to the bottom of a letter soliciting your aid in transferring funds from Nigeria.

8:28 PM  

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