E-Mail Archiving: What's Your Liability?

By Baselinemag  |  Posted 2006-08-02 Print this article Print

Companies facing lawsuits and regulatory audits must produce specific electronic data by court-mandated deadlines. Those that can't risk multimillion-dollar fines and penalties. Yet two-thirds of companies have no policies for saving, purging and managing e-mail.

Find out what happened to German investment bank WestLB after it was hit with a sex discrimination suit—and had to dig up 650,000 e-mail messages and documents.

Case Study: WestLB Securities

  • When E-Mail Becomes Evidence
  • Risks About to Rise
  • WestLB Tackles Electronic Discovery
  • A "Boys' Club"?
  • What's In Your E-Mail?
  • How Not to Get Paralyzed

    Also In This Feature:

  • The Principals in WestLB's Case
  • 5 Steps for E-Mail Retention
  • Project Planner: Calculating Costs of an E-Mail Storage System

    QUESTION: What's the best strategy for avoiding the high cost of producing electronic documents in a court case? E-mail us at baseline@ziffdavis.com.


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