Social networking – E-discovery nightmare?

More than 60% of IT professionals concerned about how their companies will cope with e-discovery requests in the coming years.   This article goes on to warn that corporations are required to keep all employee communications in case of litigation.

What about private email accounts for Twitter etc?

One area of particular challenge is setting up email accounts for specific social networking accounts.  Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook etc. require you provide an email address as part of registering as a user.  Employees may not want to deal with the emails coming in from those account in their work email.  Instead they may set up Gmail, or Yahoo accounts to handle incoming emails.  If this correspondence is not coming through the workplace servers, it maybe very difficult for organizations to comply with discovery requests.

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