Date of this Version

February 1998

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Details

Forder, Jay and Quirk, Patrick. “E-mail policies considered", CCH Law and Technology, Issue 3, Feb 1998, pp. 2-3.

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[Extract] The worldwide electronic mail system is a part of, and yet quite distinct from, the Internet. It has a broader coverage than the Internet and has capabilities beyond mere communication between humans (e.g. it can be used to produce automatic responses between computers). The previous issue of "Law & Technology" considered legal liability for e-mail and highlighted the need for a corporate policy. We now consider what a sensible policy might contain.