Legal considerations for defensible deletion practices
Bloomberg BNA article
For organizations subject to frequent litigation, regulatory requests or compliance audits, the untended, growing volumes of electronically stored information (ESI) held in data repositories significantly raises the costs and risks of eDiscovery. Proactively deleting unnecessary or irrelevant ESI helps contain or reduce the significant collateral costs of the common ‘‘keep everything’’ approach.
An up-to-date picture of what must be preserved, why and for how long enables organizations to move away from the ‘‘save everything’’ mentality.