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The amendments to the U.S. Federal Rules of Civil Procedure regarding the discovery of electronically stored information make it imperative for organizations to develop an enterprise-wide strategy to manage its volume. The 2006 amendments to the rules have changed information management requirements--not just for lawyers and others involved in discovery, but also for IT professionals and records managers, who now have to be prepared to produce electronic content for discovery and litigation. Many organizations are overwhelmed by these requirements and, in trying to prepare for the worst, they sometimes take actions--such as retaining all electronic content indefinitely--that may be counter-productive. Developing a strategy and a plan of action for handling e-discovery will help organizations mitigate their risk and save them a significant amount of money in the event of litigation.
Source: CIO Today, http://www.cio-today.com/story.xhtml?story_id=12100BOCVMOK
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