Recognizing the Impact of E-Discovery Amendments on Electronic Records Management.

Amended rules to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP), which became law in December 2006, are aimed at a single issue—the discovery of electronically stored information (ESI), referred to as electronic discovery (e-discovery). All forms of ESI may be subject to discovery, the investigative phase of a legal case when the parties determine what evidence is, or might be, available. This article addresses concerns of organizations in responding to e-discovery requests and concludes with recommendations for the design and development of an electronic records management (ERM) policy that recognizes the duties imposed by the e-discovery amendments.

Main Author: Ward, Burke T.
Other Authors: Purwin, Carolyn., Sipior, Janice C., Volonino, Linda.
Format: Villanova Faculty Authorship
Language: English
Published: 2009
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