I recently ran across an article that noted a product liability case where the defendant was given almost a $1 million dollar sanction by the court because of their “’egregious’ misconduct and ‘contumacious disregard for the Court’s’ authority’”. Wow, that is one big slap on the wrist. But when you dive in deeper, there are many issues that the court found that led to the conclusion that the defendants interpreted the rules for preservation too loosely and got caught.
As I has said many times to our various partners, customers have (or should have) their own legal counsel to recommend an appropriate retention and preservation policy in regards to data. And it is up to us to find a solution that will meet their requirements. But we owe it to our customers to provide to them (if possible) the broadest protection for the solution that meets their requirements.
Enterprise Vault.cloud and AdvisorMail are cloud archiving solutions that can provide the broadest protection in regards to archiving and preservation of data. With ability to collect and receive journaled data from a wide variety of sources:
- Microsoft Exchange (on-premise and hosted)
- Microsoft Office 365
- Lotus Domino
- Microsoft SharePoint (on-premise)
- Box.com (file archiving)
- Salesforce Chatter
- Blackberry devices
- Instant Messages and Social Media through 3rd party collectors (i.e., Actiance, Vantage, Globanet Merge1, Socialware, etc.)
All this data is kept in an immutable cloud repository that has roles-based access in place. Global retention, group-based retention, and legal holds are all available to preserve and expunge records in an appropriate and defensible manner. The typically, the biggest expense in any litigation is discovery. With features like unlimited storage, retention policies, search functionality utilizing grid computing architecture, and data security by the world’s largest software security company, our customers can reduce the cost, complexity, and time to fulfill eDiscovery request and “play” within the rules of today’s courts with confidence.
For the article that this email blast is based on, go to: http://www.ediscoverylawinsights.com/2014/01/repeated-e-discovery-failures-lead-to-1-million-sanctions/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+E-discoveryLawInsights+%28E-Discovery+Law+Insights%29
For more information on Enterprise Vault.cloud (or AdvisorMail), please feel free to reach to your Symantec sales representative..