"Preventing Employee Emails from becoming “Smoking Guns” in Litigation"
When sending emails, it is best to assume that there is no such thing as "private" email – even if you work for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Just ask former Director of the CIA, General David Petraeus. Or executives at Apple, which won a huge patent verdict against Samsung, in large part because of internal emails of Samsung executives that contained troublesome admissions. It was a costly lesson for Samsung, and underscores the importance of educating employees about the risks of including sensitive information in emails.