What You Should Do

By Larry Barrett  |  Posted 2002-09-16 Email Print this article Print

It's a brave new world for storing communications with customers. And, if you have to meet these regulations, it can be expensive

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What You Should Do About Data Storage Rulings

  • Assess your present system. Determine how near or far you are from full compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Ensure compliance. Make sure your legal counsel is involved in the planning process for any document storage system
  • Be aware. If you're global, make sure business and technology planners are current with all countries' rules governing e-mail storage and retrieval
  • Create a records management group. Make sure they're involved in planning
  • Bring in HR. Your human resources team can help protect against litigation or privacy issues that may arise
  • Document it all. Assign staff specifically to oversee the document storage and management process

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    Larry, of San Carlos, Calif., was a senior writer and editor at CNet, writing analysis, breaking news and opinion stories. He was technology reporter at the San Jose Business Journal from 1996-1997. He graduated with a B.A. from San Jose State University where he was also executive editor of the daily student newspaper.

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