A BreakDown of E-Discovery and Hackgate
June 25, 2012
The E-Discovery 2.0 blog recently reported on more scandals surrounding the Murdoch organization and how it plays into the history of E-Discovery crimes at large, in the article “The Demise of the News of the World: An Analysis of Hackgate Through and E-Discovery Lense.”
According to the report, there have been 60 civil claims brought to the UK that are derived from Hackgate, a monumental phone hacking scandal that unfolded in July of last year. These have resulted in the discovery of both conspiracy and the willful destruction of evidence in most cases.
The article states:
“The News Corporation has both the U.S. and U.K. to contend with regarding the defensibility of their information management systems and potential sanctions. However, in either scenario, the intentional deletion of relevant evidence is an obstruction of justice (in a criminal sense). News Corporation is a prime example of a multinational corporation that is not only suffering from the repercussions of bad behavior, but one that could not mitigate these risks at the highest level due to poor information management.”
I completely agree with the author’s assertion, particularly in issues where legality is concerned. In order to protect your organization from legal attacks, proper content management is a must.
Jasmine Ashton, June 25, 2012
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