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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution researchers call for legal protection for scientists’ private e-mails

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution scientists, forced by a court earlier this year to turn over confidential e-mails to BP about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, are calling for more legal protections for researchers’ private communications.

BP won access to the e-mails as part of a federal government lawsuit against the company for damages resulting from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico disaster.

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