Legal vs. IT on Retention Policies

What is the cause of conflict between IT and Legal when it comes to data retention policies?

Data must be kept on company servers by law. As a result it is in both departments interest to ensure that information is correctly retained and easy to find in the event of a lawsuit.

The top reasons for keeping data:

  • Legal – eDiscovery is part and parcel of most lawsuits now and emails are considered discoverable information.
  • Compliance – existing and forthcoming regulation requires information to be kept for longer.
  • Audit – when the auditors arrive, you need to quickly show them information.
  • Time – often IT and Legal staff have no time to see what data resides on the company server.

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What Our Clients Love

Waterford Technologies specialise in On-Premise and Cloud solutions for email and file compliance and archiving.

How can we help your business?

What do we do? #ECM #SaaS #eDiscovery for a start.

Posted by Waterford Technologies on Thursday, June 15, 2017

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File Server Management – Reducing Backup Times

File Server Disk Management

One of the most often stated goals of a system administrator is Reducing backup times.

While file server storage continues to grow and grow, eventually one day the backups won’t run or won’t finish in time. As a result you try to find free space on servers. But what files can you delete? It’s tough going to your boss to justify new hardware when you have no facts or evidence (from true insight on your data) of what happened to all the storage space.

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What is “Not Safe For Work” email?

Inappropriate Message Content

While most workplaces have clear email compliance policies enforced by HR and signed by all new employees; yet a whole lot of improper emailing still goes on during office hours!

A careless email can be a termination offence and as a result: damage a businesses reputation. Most of all inappropriate content include jokes, discrimination, harassment or a leak of company information.
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