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When Lance Corporal Justin Ellsworth died in Iraq in November2004, his dad wanted copies of his e-mails, but was denied when heasked Yahoo! for his son's password. The Ellsworth family wentto court, and a probate judge required Yahoo! to release thee-mail.
While ex-employees' e-mails may not be as dramatic as asoldier's last words, they may contain important companyinformation. Who really owns company e-mail is a big issue, aspersonal and work-related e-mails intermingle in most accounts."We're getting into this world of digital preservation ofeverything," says Tom Triggs, partner and technology andinternet specialist with law firm Bryan Cave in SantaMonica, California.
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