Law’s Steve Stransky discuss potential dangers of U.S military email leak

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BBC NewsSteve Stransky, adjunct professor of law, said that in the wake of an information leak by the U.S. government, even seemingly harmless information could prove useful to U.S. adversaries, particularly if it included details of individual personnel. “Those sorts of communications would mean that a foreign actor can start building dossiers on our own military personnel, for espionage purposes, or could try to get them to disclose information in exchange for financial benefit,” Stransky said. “It’s certainly information that a foreign government can use.”