Re: Does your organization mark PDF user guides as confidential?

Subject: Re: Does your organization mark PDF user guides as confidential?
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: "Elissa K. Miller" <emiller -at- doubleknot -dot- com>, TechWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 29 May 2014 15:21:33 -0700

If a PDF is not password-protected and is publicly available for
download, as a matter of fact it is not confidential, so labeling it
as such seems absurd.

Conversely, if it is confidential, you need to protect its
confidentiality password-protect it and/or require a password to
download it.

On Thu, May 29, 2014 at 2:39 PM, Elissa K. Miller
<emiller -at- doubleknot -dot- com> wrote:
> It seems to me that if something is published on the web for general use by
> customers and can be downloaded (even if a password is required), you have
> no reasonable expectation of confidentiality for the materials. And if it
> should fall into a competitor's hands, marking it confidential certainly
> doesn't STOP them from anything. Marking something so freely distributed as
> confidential just feels like an affectation.
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