The stakes don't get much higher for eDiscovery than at the White House. David Greetham, Vice President eDiscovery Sales and Operations for Ricoh USA, joined ACEDS to delve into some of the subtle complexities that impact how information is preserved in the Executive Office on February 13th.
In their recent article, Legaltech News covered the visit where representatives from the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS) provided a full day of computer forensics and eDiscovery training for employees of the Executive Office of the President at the White House, who represented a cross-section of accountabilities from information governance, IT, records management and eDiscovery.
The aim is to help them reduce duplicate data and learn techniques to thin the information herd"
Written by: Frank Ready for Legaltech News
Traditional businesses also typically have a records retention schedule in place so that documents are destroyed once they are no longer useful to business. Taking that into consideration, a typical ACEDS session would stress the importance of preservation.
But such warnings might have come across as a little redundant in the Executive Office of the White House. There’s a law, the Presidential Records Act of 1978, requiring the preservation of all presidential records. The office has had over 40 years to put the necessary procedures in place to do just that.
In addition to changing the focus on preservation, the training also had to insert some placeholders to address the alternate sets of rules for regulatory, congressional and criminal procedures that would be of particular relevance at the White House...read the full article on law.com.
From left to right: eDiscovery educators David Greetham, Kaylee Walstad and Mary Mack, ACEDs and Shannon Bales, FTI Consulting (photo via blog.aceds.org).