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Linux Magazine: Email and Litigation

Sep 26, 2005, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nicholas Wells)

"Many years ago when I worked at Novell, management would regularly send email instructing every employee to carefully find and forward all email regarding a particular subject. The instructions, typically made at the behest of the legal department also asked that employees not delete anything related to that subject. However, after receiving about four such requests--and since litigation among technology companies was the exception and not the norm at that time--I started to ignore the email. Nonetheless, Novell's concerns were well-founded, because email frequently lies at the intersection of IT and litigation..."

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