As a year of a packed news cycle comes to a close, it is difficult to ignore one of the most glaring trends that has dotted 2022 and dominated many headlines: inadvertent disclosures.

These accidental revelations have come in several forms—kicked off with the Dobbs decision leak from the U.S. Supreme Court that would months later overturn Roe v. Wade. Then came the infamous Alex Jones e-discovery faux pas, where a lawyer mistakenly shared privileged information with opposing counsel, followed by the unintended divulgence of emails concerning the Jan. 6 insurrection on the U.S. Capitol from counsel’s failure to deactivate a Dropbox link in time. Most recently, in less of a legal leak and more of a financial one, the disgraced cryptocurrency exchange FTX faced a blow from the leak of a balance sheet published by the Financial Times

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