Messaging Architects UK commissioned Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP to provide this White Paper as a guide to public and private sector organisations on the legal obligations for the retention of emails in the UK.
The paper was written by Mr Stewart Room, who is an authority on the legal aspects of data protection and security matters. Mr Room has published several articles and books on the subject and was the winner of the Financial Times Legal Innovator of the Year Award in 2008 for his work with IT companies
Taking into account the needs of all verticals across public and private sectors, this white paper looks at email in the context of regulatory compliance and in the context of legal mandates when it is presented as evidence in criminal and civil litigation. Further, it examines the consequences for organisations that fail to manage email records adequately and why the often favoured approach of "deleting everything" is in breach of numerous legal obligations that relate to both the public and private sector.
The Problem: There is little guidance for handling email. The law is in a fragmented state. But, organisations are expected to meet their legal obligations.
- Email management from a legal perspective: What should organisations do?
- Email and Regulatory Compliance
- Email and eDiscovery
- Email and Records Management?