Bad boilerplate

Jack Shafer in the Slate article
E-mail Confidential – Who’s afraid of Time Inc.’s legal disclaimer? has his attorney dissect an email disclaimer in detail.

This boilerplate proliferates because professionals
in the legal, auditing, and security consulting industries
feel compelled to recommend its use.
Unfortunately, the ratcheting ever-more-onerous language that
gets accreted by these things for cover-your-butt reasons results in most of them being statements that are intellectually ridiculous, legally dubious, and rude.

At this point, consulting professionals should be embarrassed to recommend this stuff.

[via Jeff Nolan via Techdirt]

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