If You Don’t Need it, Delete it – Best Practices for a Defensible Deletion Program

Original Broadcast Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Cost: FREE

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For many years, organizations have followed the advice of their consultants and lawyers and kept all their data, often beyond the mandated retention period. But with data volumes growing to hundreds of terabytes – or even petabytes – this is no longer an option. The financial and time costs of maintaining storage systems for so much data are prohibitive. In addition, much of this data is unknown, posing significant business risks and adding to the time and expense of discovery or investigation exercises.

Defensible deletion allows organizations to identify, categorize and manage all their data across multiple geographical locations, applications and storage and archive systems. With this knowledge, an organization can delete any data that has no business value or legal hold requirements. Deleting unneeded data allows organizations to reduce storage management costs, speed up discovery and investigations, switch off obsolete storage systems and tame the Big Data beast.

Join information governance thought leaders for a step-by-step guide to developing and implementing a defensible deletion program for your organization.

This session will discuss how you can:

  • Make content-driven decisions to identify which data you can delete and which you must retain
  • Create sound document retention, deletion and archiving policies
  • Select a knowledgeable external counsel who can work with you to create and implement a defensible deletion process

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Featured Speakers:

Anthony Diana
  • Anthony Diana
  • Partner
  • Mayer Brown

As a co-leader of Mayer Brown’s Electronic Discovery and Records Management group, Mr. Diana has counseled large financial institutions, pharmaceutical companies and manufacturers on all aspects of the discovery and management of electronic information, including: the development of policies and procedures for the preservation, collection, review, and production of electronically stored information; the development of data source catalogues, disclosures, and responses relating to electronically stored information; the remediation of large volumes of legacy data (paper and electronic); and the defense of electronic discovery procedures before federal regulators and the courts.

Barclay Blair
  • Barclay Blair
  • President and Founder
  • ViaLumina

Barclay T. Blair is an advisor to Fortune 500 companies, software and hardware vendors, and government institutions, and is an author, speaker, and internationally recognized authority on information governance. Barclay has led several high-profile consulting engagements at the world’s leading institutions to help them globally transform the way they manage information. He is the award-winning author of several books, including the upcoming "Information Governance for Dummies."

Katie Wood
  • Katey Wood
  • Analyst
  • Enterprise Strategy Group

Katey Wood joined ESG in 2011 covering Information Management, including e-discovery, enterprise search, content management, archiving, and records management. Prior to ESG, she covered e-discovery, enterprise search, information governance, and text analytics as an analyst at the 451 Group. She also worked previously on the rollout of New York State’s Statewide Access Child Welfare Information System (SACWIS), a Federally-funded data warehousing and BI initiative. Katey holds a double Masters in Information Systems and Library Science from Drexel University, and a BA from Wellesley College, and has studied at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Institute of Journalism in Cultural Criticism and Reporting.

Stephan L. Stewart
  • Stephen L. Stewart
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Nuix

With over twelve years of experience, Stephen has worked with numerous enterprise customers to design, deploy, and support email and file archiving solutions for regulatory compliance and eDiscovery objectives. As the Chief Technology Officer at Nuix, he is responsible for evolving Nuix’s forensic technologies into a leading solution in the eDiscovery and corporate investigation markets. Stephen previously worked at ESI Strategies, the consulting division of RVM, was the Subject Matter Expert for Discovery and Archiving at CommVault and spent seven years at EMC enabling customers to build processes to effectively respond to electronic discovery requests. He is a frequent speaker in both the legal and IT communities regarding the challenges of e-mail archiving, discovery and data management.

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