• Will Your Company Be Required To Preserve Information From Employees' Personal Email Accounts and Computers?
  • May 30, 2007 | Author: Robert D. Owen
  • Law Firms: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. - Los Angeles Office ; Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. - New York Office
  • Recent news articles report on a Congressional investigation that features requests for emails from the "outside" email accounts of administration staffers, because they had allegedly used such accounts to conduct official business. This development signals a possible expansion of a company's obligations to preserve and produce emails and other information maintained in employees' personal email accounts or on their home computers. The use of personal/non-business email accounts and home personal computers to conduct official or company business thus presents heightened risks of non-compliance with legal preservation and production obligations.