Ghomeshi trial shows legal power of emails

The Ghomeshi trial highlights the growing importance of electronic data such as emails in criminal and civil cases, according to a Canadian Press article.

Ronald Cenfetelli, chair in management information systems at UBC’s Sauder School of Business, was quoted as saying that many companies keep backups of emails for years.

“You can create a million perfect copies of an email that would be pretty cumbersome to do with a piece of paper,” said Cenfetelli. “With emails, there can be ghosts or shadows that sort of reverberate out there.”

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