Posts Tagged ‘document retention guidelines’

The Importance of Protecting Firms and Clients with a Properly Executed Document Retention Policy – Part 2

Goals of a Document Retention Policy can include: •  Retention of important documents for reference and future use; •  Deletion of documents that are no longer necessary for the proper functions of the  company; •  Ensure that documents are only being stored by the custodians of the records; •  Organize important documents for efficient retrieval; and…

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The Importance of Protecting Firms and Clients with a Properly Executed Document Retention Policy – Part 1

When executed properly a Document Retention Policy can provide protection from litigation sanctions. In the legal realm, having a reasonable, consistent and defensible document retention policy, in conjunction with a proper litigation hold procedure can help avoid spoliation claims from opposing parties. Spoliation can lead to sanctions or even adverse judgment in a case. (See…

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5 Reasons Why Information Governance Compliance Is Critical to General Counsel

Information governance, or IG, is the effective management of any information that an enterprise creates, stores or transmits, particularly in digital format. This includes the project on the office desktop to the work email that’s accessed from a personal mobile device. Having a successful IG plan in place can be a tremendous benefit to any…

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