Leak Of Interview Videos From The Georgia Case Related To Donald Trump Highlights The Need For Safeguards

The Atlanta Journal Constitution is reporting that the Fulton County District Attorney’s office is seeking emergency safeguards after digitally recorded interviews of four election subversion defendants were leaked to the media, triggering conflict among attorneys in the Georgia indictment of former U.S. President Donald Trump and others.

In a court filing Tuesday, Fulton prosecutors asked Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee for an order protecting all discovery materials. They want to prohibit sensitive and confidential information from being shared beyond defendants and their attorneys. The order was granted late on Wednesday.

The leak underscores the need to protect digital content with new levels of privacy and security. Troy Batterberry, founder and CEO of EchoMark  who is a digital content privacy and security expert said this:

     “This is the latest very public example of how private information leaks continue to accelerate. These leaks put individuals and organizations at great risk and erode our society. The problem will only worsen until would-be leakers believe they might get caught. Today, they leak with impunity, given everyone’s digital copy of the private information is exactly the same. This allows them to leak and simply hide quietly within the anonymity of the group. That fundamentally must change to stop the leaks.”

I know that this will not be the last time that I will be writing about this topic in the context of a court case. Because we now live in a universe where leaks of this sort are a thing.

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