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New Federal Electronic Discovery Rules

Posted by pbsweeney on December 1, 2006

Major revisions to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure take effect today, Dec. 1, 2006, including rules regarding discovery of electronically stored information. Highlights include early notice of potential electronic discovery, protection of the parties from undue burden of associated costs of EDD, privilege and work product protection, authorization of subpoenas to include electronically stored information and more. To read the full revised rules click here…

The impact for businesses also is clear regarding storage of electronically produced information. Purging of company emails on a routine basis or those companies who use a tape back up system in which tapes are written over periodically, will be committing in effect, virtual shredding. A big no-no.


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