When an unfortunate situation emerges such as those reported by CNN in this State Department investigation, it is expected that an organization’s entire email system to become part of the investigation.

Jeff Tujetsch, senior vice president of Domino product development, follows the trends and suggests that since an organization is liable for all the content held in its system, it is imperative that companies have a clear set of procedures and tools in place should a document discovery request be received.

Experts suggest that one-half of information included in today’s legal discovery is found in email systems.  The ability of of electronic content to be discovered in corporate litigation is regulated by recent amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedures, focusing much more attention on the discovery of electronically stored information (ESI).

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Since an organization is liable for all the content held in its system, it is imperative that companies have a clear set of procedures and tools in place should a document discovery request be received.

An organization can’t always prevent people from doing bad things, but today’s IT professional can be prepared to deal effectively with the repercussions.

Learn about technical compliance when the cost of resources that must be made immediately available during an investigation are high, and the stakes for the organization’s reputation are even higher.