Jackass of the Week: U.S. District Court Judge James Ware

This is absurd:

  1. Rocky Mountain Bank emailed confidential financial information to the wrong Gmail address.

  2. The bank attempts to force Google to release the name of the owner of the email address. Google refuses without court order.

  3. Federal judge James Ware orders Google to disable the email account — which belongs to someone who did nothing wrong and was sent the email message by mistake.

(Via TechDirt.)

Friday, 25 September 2009