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Hoarders Beware: Defensible Data Disposal is Good Business

May 13, 2013

ACC Docket Magazine

Reprinted with permission of the Association of Corporate Counsel

Data disposal can be a highly sensitive topic. Spoliation of evidence carries great risks and penalties, including reputational, civil and even criminal. Corporations are producing data today at astounding rates. This new business reality further exacerbates challenges associated with legacy data issues, including questions about how to properly manage data that may be stored on antiquated media types or that is no longer readable. Maintaining data beyond legal requirements and business needs is risky and expensive — driving up litigation costs and slowing response time when companies are faced with litigation and forced to review and address data that was stored unnecessarily.