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Web Based E-Mail: Businesses Beware

October 18, 2009

October 18, 2009 (Mountain View, CA) – Robert Brownstone, Law & Technology Director and Co-Chair of the Electronic Information Management Practice Group at Fenwick & West LLP, was quoted in the Business Week article "Web Based E-Mail: Businesses Beware."

The article discusses the potential pitfalls of businesses utilizing free or low costs email services containing essential information. Brownstone offered insight into the possible legal ramifications a business could encounter by using these services. "If messages containing information valuable to a client or customer are lost, you can be sued under a number of legal theories. Furthermore, if they need the information and it has value, they can sue you, claiming you didn't exercise reasonable care," Brownstone stated.