(PRWEB) April 09, 2014
Jordan Lawrence, the leading provider of records management and information governance solutions, recently hosted a webinar on Getting to Defensible Deletion “A Roadmap for Legal & IT. The expert panel included Julia Brickell, Executive Managing Director and General Counsel for H5 Technologies and Conor R. Crowley, Principal of Crowley Law Office who addressed the legal considerations, Robert Fowler of Jordan Lawrence explained how to develop defensible rules, and James Wolf, Senior Technical Director of H5 Technologies discussed leveraging technology to put the rules into action.
When companies shrink the universe of unstructured content (or dark data) available for discovery, they dramatically reduce their costs and risks during litigation and government investigation. There is overwhelming agreement from CLO’s, CIO’s, litigators, analysts, jurists and bar associations on the tremendous value of defensible deletion. So why isn’t every company systematically disposing of legacy and redundant information in the normal course of business? Because they don’t know how.
This well attended webinar provided legal and IT attendees with a step-by-step process that enables companies to defensibly eliminate as much as 60% of unstructured content.
To meet legal obligations, all companies must have a retention schedule that provides the time periods and related procedures for routine disposal of obsolete records that have met regulatory obligations and valid business requirements. A company’s retention schedule ensures that email and other records are kept as long as legally and operationally required and that obsolete records are disposed of in a systematic and controlled manner. “You must be able to “show your work” or the logic behind your retention rules and schedule in order for deletion to be defensible,” said Robert Fowler, Director of Professional Services at Jordan Lawrence.
Jordan Lawrence helps companies develop sound and fact-based retention schedules for all electronic information in less than 45 days. Establishing a complete taxonomy of all record types used within your company is the foundation for setting up a defensible records management program.
About Jordan Lawrence
For over 25 years, Jordan Lawrence has worked with the world’s premier companies to develop and implement records management programs that work. Jordan Lawrence provides proven, fast and affordable services that help any company meet current and ever changing legal and business requirements related to records management and information governance.