Beware of Faux Record Compliance

Mark DiamondSome companies are taking a short cut to drive compliance with electronic record retention, and this could get them in trouble.

According to ARMA, 90 percent of all business records are in electronic format. These electronic records have been described by some as "inventory resistant" because unlike paper records where compliance can be measured by counting the number of boxes going into a warehouse, most electronic records accumulate on employees' computer hard drives and are not as easily inspected. How can a company be sure employees are saving the right electronic records for the right period of time, and deleting older records when they expire?

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Mark Diamond

Mark Diamond, Founder & CEO of Contoural, Inc., is a regular contributor to Inside Counsel on Litigation Readiness and Records Information Management. You can e-mail...

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