Watch your emails!

When I do my seminars on environmental liability and enforcement, I always caution the audience to be careful with their emails. Never write any emails unless you feel comfortable reading about them in the New York Times the next day.

There is no such thing as a secret, confidential or personal email.

If there is more convincing proof, here is today’s headline from AOL:

Paper Reveals Governor’s Steamy E-Mails

posted: 7 HOURS 55 MINUTES AGO

COLUMBIA, S.C. (June 24) — Just after South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford admitted to a yearlong extramarital affair, his state’s largest newspaper posted online romantic, suggestive e-mails that it says were exchanged between the chief executive and his Argentinian lover.

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