Finding a Safe Harbor: Role of IT Housekeeping in Showing Good Faith

As companies brace for what’s in store under the new Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, which came into effect on December 1, there is much discussion of proposed Rule 37(f), which could bar sanctions against parties unable to produce requested electronically stored information. Rule 37(f) should encourage organizations to bring order to decentralized IT systems and institute effective records management compliance programs. Without standardized policies and procedures, parties will find little protection under this new rule.

This article, “Finding a Safe Harbor,”“> describes a few practical steps organizations might consider.

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