Six Critical Steps To Managing Electronically Stored Information Under FRCP
FindLaw, April 10, 2008
We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again, it’s always best to proactively prepare for litigation rather than to sit back and try to avoid it. In other words, it’s critical to control your electronically stored information and to have proper e-discovery procedures in place. Considering the recent amendments made to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, we, along with the author of this article, understand how difficult it can be to adhere to the new rules. That’s why Mark P. Diamond, President and CEO of Contoural, Inc., suggests six steps to follow when attempting to manage electronically stored information.
- 1. Create An ESI Survey Data Map
2. Update Your Records Retention And Deletion Policy- And Then Execute It
3. Effective Litigation Hold And Discovery Processes
4. Delete Documents That The Business Does Not Need
5. Designate And Prepare A Rule 30(b)(6) Witness
6. Audit Your Process and Periodically Refresh Your Policy
Sound interesting? Take a look at the article and see the steps in full detail. It’s bound to offer knowledge you never knew existed.