Microsoft Word Hidden Data, E-Records and Privacy

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on February 9, 2004

Microsoft issued a download for Office 2003/XP to allow users to”permanently remove hidden data and collaboration data, such as change tracking and comments, from Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint files.” An important issue in itself, made even more relevant when considered alongside this article by Preston Gralla, published yesterday, about the creation of a purportedly “high-level [UK] intelligence dossier about Iraq” discovered to be “little more than a cut-and-paste job” constructed in Word.

Posted in E-Records, Privacy

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