How does one know?

“American Charged With Spying in Russia ‘Didn’t Know He Had State Secrets’,” The Wall Street Journal, January 23, 2019.  Man receives a flash drive, which is later claimed to contain classified Russian material.

The fact that the information was on a flash drive complicates the point, but how do you know whether something is classified, or secret, or in fact belongs to someone else?  Does it have a label or a stamp?  Is it on paper of a different color?  If it’s digital, does something pop up when you try to open it?  And if it labelled, is the label accurate?

How does a company control distribution of sensitive documentary and digital materials?

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Filed under Theme One: Information, Theme Two: Governance

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