The full title of this webinar is Protecting Your ESI Blindside: Why a “Defensible Deletion” Offense is the Best Information Governance Defense.
It is a deliberately paradoxical title, implying that a positive and proactive attack on useless data is your best defence against eDiscovery sanctions, eDiscovery failures and excessive eDiscovery expense.
It is only relatively recently (with some exceptions) that courts have considered it necessary or helpful to enquire into a party’s records-keeping. It becomes increasingly material for them to do so, partly to test assertions as to the existence or otherwise of allegedly relevant documents and partly to assess the credibility of proportionality arguments.
The panel consists of The Honorable James C. Francis IV, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, Anne Kershaw, Founder and Senior Attorney, A. Kershaw Attorneys & Consultants, and Philip Favro, Discovery Counsel, Symantec
You should not, of course, need a judge to tell you that you can delete some at least of the stuff you keep. It is perhaps comforting, however, to hear it from a judge and one, furthermore, who is a leading authority on eDiscovery.
Among Anne Kershaw’s many contributions to this field is an article which she wrote long before the term “defensible deletion” reached common use, urging just that as a way of mitigating eDiscovery cost and risk.
This webinar takes place on Wednesday 27 March at 2pm ET | 11am PT. Registration is here.