Agencies Should Rethink Their Communications in an Era of Leaks

NextGov: Looking back over the past few years, there are many examples of how a seemingly small leak can quickly blow up into a big crisis. Sensitive private messages from Democratic National Committee, Hillary Clinton and Sen. Mark Warner never intended for the public have increasingly made their way into mainstream discourse.

As such, it’s safe to say that we have entered into an era in which many in the media, political opponents and foreign governments are often eager to capitalize on leaked information should they feel that it can be used to their advantage—regardless of the ethics or morals of doing so.

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