• Definition of an Accidental Leak

    Written by Kathy Rose on

    A story about the “accidental leak” of an email from the private secretary of Sir Jon Cunliffe (Deputy Director for Financial Stability, Bank of England) detailing contingency plans for the UK’s exit from the EU, “Project Bookend”, has dominated headlines for most of the long weekend. Ignoring the desirability of leaving the EU, or secret research projects considering any financial consequences, surely the […]

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    Hillarygate Continues…..

    Written by Robin Bingeman on

    Having survived the Monica Lewinsky scandal, you might have thought The Clintons would retire from public scrutiny. Play golf, do charity work, cultivate the garden. Not so – Hillary Clinton is more ambitious than husband Bill in pursuit of her own political career. She ran for the White House in 2008, served as US Secretary of State in the first […]

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  • Hillarygate

    Written by Robin Bingeman on

    Yet another email scandal….. Revelations that Hillary Clinton sent all email from a personal email account whilst in office as US Secretary of State have highlighted common misconceptions about email as business communication. Ignoring relative merits, Gmail v US Government Mail, particularly for security of State secrets, the more we hear about Mrs Clinton’s email […]

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  • The Data Black Hole

    Written by Robin Bingeman on

    Vint Cerf, Google VP & Chief Internet Evangelist, recently commented that we may be archiving data into the digital equivalent of a Black Hole. Digital promised so much – maximum retention, minimum hassle. Now technology advances so quickly that our electronic archives may soon be unreadable, if they aren’t already. The 21st Century could disappear […]

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  • Once Bitten, Twice Shy

    Written by Robin Bingeman on

    There’s never any shortage of advice or helpful hints about managing your email, it’s the media equivalent of discussing the weather. Beyond prevailing wind and everlasting rain, there is some variation in British weather; whereas our gripes about email are remarkably samey. Lucy Kellaway recently raised the same query in the Financial Times – despite […]

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