Sunday, February 06, 2005

E-Discovery (Voice Mail)

Many of us have seen articles recently on the need to retain email messages on servers for the purposes of complying with government regulations or as part of the discovery process for lawsuits.

I recently however saw a few articles / references to voice mails also being added to the list of potential areas of data which might need to be retained for the above reasons. According to the article, since voice mail messages are also stored on servers and backed up, it is reasonable to demand these during the course of investigations or lawsuits.

Thought this might be of interest to those of you responsible for voice mail systems to be sure the backup plans/data retention plans for this media is appropriate given the potential need to restore/hand over this information.