How clean is your document? What you need to know about metadata by Marilyn Cavicchia, ABA Bar Leader, January-February 2008, Volume 32 Number 3
Perhaps you've heard of metadata. It's a bad thing…right? Well, yes and no. Much like a price tag on a gift, the information hidden within a document can be very useful - unless you forget to remove it when it's no longer needed. In this article, a bar IT director explains what metadata is, where it hides, and how to scrub it out before your document leaves the bar.
Metadata: Hidden Information in Microsoft Word Documents and Its Ethical Implications by Brian D. Zall, The Colorado Lawyer, October 2004