Her Majesty’s Government (the poor woman must shudder at the phrase just now) continues to provide an ongoing masterclass in how not to handle electronic disclosure projects.
The week-end’s account by Damian Green MP of the police raid on his home and office would be the more amusing if it was not our civil liberties going down the tubes, as PC Plank rifles through an elected representative’s bed and his love letters to his wife in search of Shami Chakrabarti. It is helpful, I think, to get the basics right – sending your team to surround the right house is always a good start.
The Damian McBride story has also developed nicely for those of us whose interests include both e-mail custodians and politics. There are several other strands from news stories which serve as helpful illustrations for the more prosaic business of giving electronic disclosure in litigation, and I will draw them together shortly.