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Lawyers To Execs: Beware Your BlackBerry

Law360 (January 8, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- While President-elect Barack Obama intends to “scuffle” for the right to keep his BlackBerry, his lawyers' attempts to pry the personal digital assistant from his hands highlight the legal and security risks that high-profile politicians, executives and other public figures run when they talk electronically rather than orally, attorneys say.

E-mail, text messages, instant messages and other electronic forms of communication have quickly become a way of life for both business and personal exchanges, but the growing dependence on them has also highlighted a major pitfall...
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