Track in the Name of the Law
E-mail used to be an ephemeral thing. Then archival storage came along and
we couldn't get rid of it. Now, new
rules from the Supreme Court
mandate that companies store, and prove they
can retrieve, e-mail so they can be used as evidence in a lawsuit.
Storing is the easy part. Disks are cheap and getting cheaper all the time.
But knowing what message is where and how to get it back -- now, there's
the rub. Fortunately, the rules apply to messages and data that could be relevant
to the lawsuit, so nonrelated archives can still be purged.
Posted by Doug Barney on 12/06/2006 at 1:15 PM