Academy of Chiropractic Personal Injury & Primary Spine Care Program

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From the Desk of Dr. Mark Studin
Academy of Chiropractic
Preamble: Many of the issues I bring to you are very small, yet each issue is just that, an issue. If you take care of the small issues, then you will be able to build and more importantly, focus on the bigger issues...a larger practice and more family time.

"The E in E-Mail Stands for Evidence"

We now live in the digital age, like it or not. In fact, right now I am sitting in front of 5 computer screens while managing multiple Web sites, e-mail addresses and projects. Technology has expanded my life and ability to help you. The flip side of that is that technology can create pitfalls should you not understand it.
Over the last few years, working with my corporate lawyers and digital experts, I have come a better understanding of the power of e-mails, tweets and social networking postings. I have also been overwhelmed at the ease of accessing your personal accounts. My IT expert works for the local police department and national security agencies and with a simple subpoena, he provides them with everything digital in anyone's world.  Lawyers often hire IT people with a simple subpoena to do the same thing.
Evidence is a huge word in the legal world. I go to great lengths to get you to understand admissibility for your work and I think you get it. Now you need to understand it from the perspective of those who potentially might want to harm you professionally, personally or financially. 
1.  Every e-mail you send is discoverable and admissible...
2.  Every tweet you send is discoverable and admissible...
3.  Every social network posting you create is discoverable and admissible...
The only communications that are not admissible are those between you and your lawyer. There are no other exceptions.Therefore, every time you e-mail, tweet or post, assume that the world has free access to it and make sure that there is no sensitive information that can either be incriminating, misinterpreted or something you want to be kept private. There is no privacy in the digital world.

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