Information Management – Preserve or Perish; Destroy or Drown

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Robert Brownstone; Law & Technology Director; Fenwick & West LLP

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Information-Risk-Management (IRM) – Policies and Protocols Maximizing Preparedness for eDiscovery and Litigation o Proactive day-to-day electronic information management (EIM) should address: · retention/destruction policies and regimes; · litigation-hold protocol; · technology-acceptable-use (and lack of employee privacy) policies; and · separation policies and checklists for departing employees. o Then, on an ad hoc basis, when an organization is forced into reactive mode, it can many reap significant benefits, including” · reduced risk of civil liability and criminal exposure; · reduced expenses; · minimized burden and stress on management; · defensible, “real” policies, tethered to adequate employee education as well as in-the-trenches realities of the IT environment; · improved information-security (via data encryption, metadata-scrubbing, appropriate electronic-redaction and employee sophistication, etc.); · more efficient operations and data collections; and · quicker analyses/assessments in incident-response situations, lawsuits and regulatory/enforcement requests.

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