Friday, March 20, 2009

Arbitrary and Stupid Reason to Delete Emails

Would you burn the contents of your gray filing cabinets simply because of the cabinets were gray in color and without regarding to what's inside? No, that would be arbitrary and stupid.

So why would a company's policy require the deletion of all emails based on a time frame (e.g. 90 days) with no regard to the content of the e-mail? The decision to delete (or retain) should be based on the stuff (i.e. the content) that is written within the email.

Are you kidding me?

Friday, March 13, 2009

Gates of E-Discovery Hell

A company, through its CIO, has unleashed the gates of e-discovery hell on itself by instituting the practice of recording everything running through its internal network in an effort to protect the company’s trade secrets and intellectual property. Yes, everything would include all employees’ text messages and all employees’ phone conversations, even personal ones.

Are you kidding me?

http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9595_22-275216.html

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Webinar: The ESI Data Map-What Inside Counsel and Records Managers Need to Know

Join Kahn Consulting, Inc., Quarles & Brady, LLP and The Intersoll Firm for a complimentary one-hour webinar on one of the hottest topics in the legal and records community today: data mapping. This webinar will break down the crucial facts about building, maintaining and using an ESI data map.

Key topics to be covered include:
  • How to build an ESI data map
  • The benefits of an ESI dta map
  • How--and where--an ESI data map fits into an organization's records management and records retention program
  • The value of an ESI data map from outside counsel's perspective
  • The value of an ESI data map from inside counsel's perspective

Speakers:

Lisa J. Berry-Tayman, Esq., CIPP - Senior Consultant, Kahn Consulting, Inc.

Kelly Twigger - Partner, Quarles & Brady, LLP

John P. Collins, JD - VP of Consulting, The Ingersoll Firm

Date: Wednesday, March 11, 1:00 PM EST

As a special thank you for attending the Webinar, we will be giving away 5 signed copies of Information Nation: Seven Keys to Information Management Compliance, second edition, by Randolph A. Kahn.

Register for the webinar here.