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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The Vital Importance of e-Discovery
Email can be one of the most important pieces of evidence in legal actions. It provides concrete details of statements made, pictures and documents, agreements and change orders, inappropriate language and state of mind. All businesses must be aware of the importance of e-Discovery and the email flowing through their servers.
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MailMeter from Waterford Technologies helps organisations quickly and securely address needs created by government regulations such as FOI, GLBA, Data Protection Act, Basel II and others that require all emails to be stored in a tamper-proof, easily accessible location and to be delivered within 24 hours.
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Following on from our recent blog post on Why You Need to Conduct an Email Audit, here we have decided to take a look at some of the key features that may be included in an email audit.
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Did Lost Email Lose Hillary the Presidency?
By Paul Coyle – Waterford Technologies
While the world reconciles itself to the unexpected outcome of the US presidential election this week, the questions about why this unpredicted upset came about are already flooding our newsfeeds across all media. With overwhelming betting odds on a Clinton victory on the day of the actual election, it was certainly an outcome that almost nobody could foresee across the globe.
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FileArchiver Delivers Much More Than Just File Archiving
Fiona Mulvaney – Waterford Technologies
Traditionally, many people view a file archiving solution as purely a solution that reduces the space on an organization’s file servers. But can file server archiving deliver more than just space savings? Based on our discussions with our customers, our archiving solution FileArchiver is delivering much more than just archiving to their businesses.
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Do I really need to buy data archiving software?
Gary White – Waterford Technologies
Using a data archiving solution is still the best and easiest way to manage your data archiving requirements, identify and target files that are no longer in use and get them off your Tier 1 storage and onto less expensive locations.
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Email has become mission critical to just about every business. While email is undoubtedly an incredibly powerful business tool, with the growth in its adoption and use comes a number of issues which need to be addressed and potential risk which need to be mitigated for.
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Why your organization needs an email policy
Email has quickly become one of the most used business tools over the past couple of decades. While the benefits of email are clear to see, the sheer volume of messages sent and received ona daily basis makes the prospect of monitoring communications daunting. This is why implementing an email policy is so essential.
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What is involved in the eDiscovery Process?
Gary White – Waterford Technologies
E-discovery (electronic discovery) refers to discovery in legal or government investigations which relate to the exchange of information in electronic format. This data is subject to regional and national rules and set internal processes. Legal representatives will then identify the relevant data for legal hold which then needs to be extracted, analysed and exported for review.
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