Criminal Law Case Study – Preventing Future WikiLeak Fiascos – Make Fewer Documents Classified

Criminal Law Case Study – Preventing Future WikiLeak Fiascos – Make Fewer Documents Classified

With the nearly one-million people with some form of security clearance in our government or access to such documents in the private sector, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that whistle blower" websites like WikiLeaks are able to get their hands on 100s of thousands of documents and mutli-media classified, confidential, or even perhaps top secret documents.

The government is obviously doing whatever they can to shore up the classified, confidential, or top secret leaks. In fact, the Obama Administration sent out a memo on this to all the agencies. It was a confidential memo of course, so it immediately ended up on all the websites. But I guess that shows how endemic the problem is, and how tough the future challenge might be.

Still, there is a whole lot in the media, which is widely common knowledge in various industries, or to news junkies. And since these days with the rapid informational flow – classified really means, "oh like one week, two at tops!" So, one the cat is out of the bag, un-classify all this old stuff because that will do three things;

(1) It will get the workforce handling the information more serious about what still is classified.

(2) It will increase speed of communication, thus efficiency.

(3) It will save a ton of money trying to keep things secret which aren’t and everyone knows it.

Indeed, I hope you will please consider all this and think on it.

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