This story is pretty much being reported everywhere, but, in case you haven’t heard, Preseident Elect Barack Obama may have to give up his BlackBerry once sworn in.
The president’s e-mail can be subpoenaed by Congress and courts and may be subject to public records laws, so if a president doesn’t want his e-mail public, he shouldn’t e-mail, experts said. And there may be security issues about carrying around trackable cellphones.
Having email subpoenaed is not such a big deal for me. Everyone who works anywhere and has email is probably subject to this in some form or fashion. I am guessing, however, that the secret service isn’t to big on the idea of the president walking around with a big low jack on his hip.