Month: January 2010

Digital Habits vs. the RID Code of Professional Conduct

The first tenet of the RID Code of Professional Conduct (CPC) states that interpreters “adhere to standards of confidential communication” by locking file cabinets and shredding paper. However, what happens to data that resides on an interpreter’s smart phone calendar, in an email saved to a browser’s cache, or on discarded networked servers? When such items are lost, stolen, or discarded, will traces of data betray the privacy of our clients? Even deleted files are easily recovered with minimal effort (Brandt, 2006).