« Article: Judge Not for Sale, Despite eBay Listing | Main | New Law Sites for 2004 »

What Are Your MS Word Documents Revealing?

This month's Site-tation from the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center has an informative article entitle, Lemon Juice, Cornstarch, and Microsoft: Invisible Ink And Your Documents. Originally published in the Summer 2004 issue of the Wisconsin State Bar Section of Law Practice's Law Practice News, the article warns that MS Word documents can unintentionally reveal sensitive information (a.k.a. "metadata").

The author offers two solutions: 1) searching the Microsoft website and following the step-by-step to remove the metadata; or 2) simply convert the document to PDF before sharing it with others. Very valuable advice.

Source: Site-tation