BPO Bulletin

How Much Electronic Data Should You Keep?

by Ken Neal
April 23, 2015

Determining how much potentially relevant information your company should keep can be a daunting task.

Retain too much electronic data and you open yourself to expensive review and collection processes. Keep too little and you run the risk of spoliation sanctions when litigation shows up at your door. A recent article in Legaltech news magazine makes some solid points on this topic: “Clients must be thoughtful about what they seek to preserve, and have proper justification for why it was reasonable in the moment to get rid of information they deem outside the needs of preservation. This means a strong information governance program…”

Our recent webcast, “Go from Records Management to Information Governance,” spotlights key steps for creating and maintaining an effective governance program. The webcast is available for viewing now on our Insights page.

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