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Beyond Delete: Intelligent Email Policies

Martinek Paul J. | June 13, 2006

Corporate email retention policies continue to be driven by fears of litigation, leading many companies to adhere to strict “save it until you can delete it” procedures. But more nuanced alternatives exist for companies that want their email policies to be motivated more by business needs than legal risks.


“Some companies just don’t get sued that often,” says Dennis Kennedy, a lawyer and technology consultant based in St. Louis. “I don’t know whether it rises to the level of a trend yet, but there is starting to be some rethinking of the view that everything has to be done in preparation of litigation … If litigators had their way, you would have...

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