Breaking the Rules? Don't E-Mail About It

The Canary Wharf headquarters of Barclays Bank Photograph by Oli Scarff/Getty Images

E-mail leaves a trail. This is not new information. Yet somehow it clearly hasn’t sunk into the minds of some people who are doing things they don’t want other people to know about. The latest proof: the Libor scandal, that most unsexy investigation into whether banks manipulated a key benchmark used to set the interest rate on $350 trillion worth of car loans, mortgages, and other debt. (Need a refresher? Check out my colleague Brian Bremner’s primer from March.)

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