Thursday, August 21, 2008

A limit (of sorts) on eDiscovery?

A fascinating little snippet from the good folks at the BBC.

Apparently the next release of IE (that's Internet Explorer for those not up on acronyms) will include a "privacy mode" that will limit the information logged about where you go on the web. I can see that will limit eDiscovery in some lawsuits (assuming companies permit the privacy mode to be turned on) about who went where in cyberspace on company time.

Something I did learn from the article is that both Apple's Safari and Mozilla's Firefox already have a privacy mode! Well, well. I predict a mass conversion from IE to Firefox by corporate end-users who still have such control over their workstations.

(Incidentally, Xerobank's browser seeks to anonymize all browser history).

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