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    meaning of trigger?

    Hi dear friends
    This is a paragraph of the book titled “Communication Skills”.
    Would you please answer me a few questions about the underlined sentence:
    1. What does “trigger” mean in this sentence?
    2. What does “they” refer to?
    3. What does the sentence mean in simple English?

    As much as I’d like to say that email disclaimers and confidentiality notices act as binding contracts, lawyers suggest that they don’t. The Internet is an open network that allows anyone to connect with anyone else, making global communication a breeze on the one hand and causing countless security concerns on the other. Because emails are there for all to see – if you care enough and have the patience to track them down – they are automatically part of the public record. That being said, individuals in the legal profession do advise clients to use disclaimers, because a solicitor tells me they trigger provisions of the Code of Professional responsibility with respect to the unintentional release of confidential information. Spoken like a true solicitor!

    Thanks a lot in advance
    Hossein

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    Re: meaning of trigger?

    Quote Originally Posted by hossein31 View Post
    Hi dear friends
    This is a paragraph of the book titled “Communication Skills”.
    Would you please answer me a few questions about the underlined sentence:
    1. What does “trigger” mean in this sentence?
    2. What does “they” refer to?
    3. What does the sentence mean in simple English?

    As much as I’d like to say that email disclaimers and confidentiality notices act as binding contracts, lawyers suggest that they don’t. The Internet is an open network that allows anyone to connect with anyone else, making global communication a breeze on the one hand and causing countless security concerns on the other. Because emails are there for all to see – if you care enough and have the patience to track them down – they are automatically part of the public record. That being said, individuals in the legal profession do advise clients to use disclaimers, because a solicitor tells me they trigger provisions of the Code of Professional responsibility with respect to the unintentional release of confidential information. Spoken like a true solicitor!

    Thanks a lot in advance
    Hossein
    "Trigger" is a verb meaning to cause something to go into effect.
    "They" refers to disclaimers.

    It means that e-mails can be easily found by anybody and they can be used against the author in a legal proceeding. However, certain disclaimers on e-mails can protect the author by triggering certain provisions in the law.

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    Re: meaning of trigger?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    "Trigger" is a verb meaning to cause something to go into effect.
    "They" refers to disclaimers.

    It means that e-mails can be easily found by anybody and they can be used against the author in a legal proceeding. However, certain disclaimers on e-mails can protect the author by triggering certain provisions in the law.
    Many thanks for your helpful reply.

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    Re: meaning of trigger?

    Hossein, instead of sending your thanks in a separate message and quoting our replies back to us, just click the Like button, please.

    The reason is that it is flagged as a new post, so we think you might have a follow-up question or something to add. Those of us with slow internet connections and/or old computers have to waste valuable time waiting for it to appear.

    Thank you.

    Rover



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