E-Mail Confidentiality Notices


(Herp Derp) #1

Bit of a random one really but I was thinking do those ‘Important Confidentiality Notice’ things at the bottom of E-Mails actually carry any weight especially in a court of law?

Has anyone actually be prosecuted for forwarding on an E-Mail sent in error?


(Caspar) #2

Nope, they’re utterly pointless, only used to look official. Companies I’ve worked for recently either don’t have them, or are dropping them when they introduce new branding into their signatures.


((╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻) #3

:recycle: Consider the environment, do not print this comment.


(Nick) #4

No. They’re meaningless butt covering. To the people or companies who would use such disclaimers on email, I’d ask: if you really are that worried, why are you using insecure email in the first place?


(Herp Derp) #5

I’m not worried, I just wondered if they actually carry any weight.


(Nick) #6

In this case I meant that as a rhetorical question towards the sort of people who use such notices, you actually you. Apologies for the lack of clarity. I’ll go back and edit my original reply slightly.