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Article: Legal Hold and its Importance in Corporations [message #396222] Sun, 05 April 2009 04:01
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Article by Lisa Greg

With the growth of knowledge workers, ubiquity of content creation tools and subsequent explosion of electronically stored information, new challenges have arisen in the Early Case Assessment phase of eDiscovery and corporate governance enforcement. Initially, identifying all data sources and creating an organizational data map was an enormous challenge. But with that issue better understood now, how does a corporation move tens of thousands of documents and multiple terabytes of information to a central repository for Legal Hold (also known as Litigation Hold)? Does all data need to be moved to a central Legal Hold repository? Furthermore, how does a corporation identify a confidential or privileged document and lock it down throughout the entire network quickly and swiftly to avert an information leakage crisis? The big question becomes how legal and IT teams can place a hold on relevant information at the source or "in-place" for a rapid assessment, investigation, and/or IT policy enforcement while maintaining the chain of evidence and/or allowing business operations to proceed.

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