Reality Check: You CAN Defensibly Delete Data

Many organizations are beginning to realize that there is nothing cheap about holding on to the exploding amounts of data, despite decreasing storage costs. And when information assets that could have been forever deleted are determined to be responsive to litigation, the cost of keeping them can skyrocket. Furthermore, with the growing amount of data being produced and new sources continually emerging (smartphones, social media, etc.), preserving, collecting, and reviewing this data for e-discovery purposes will likely only become more expensive and time-consuming.


An organization should have legal hold process and data governance systems that are designed with an eye on managing data during its identification-collection-preservation-deletion life cycle. During this webcast, we will hear from e-discovery and information governance specialists regarding the potential challenges of preserving and deleting data. Specifically, we will address:


View the on-demand webcast now and learn:


  • What is defensible deletion?
  • Leading practices for maintaining a defensible litigation hold while deleting data
  • Best practices for data deletion

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Rich Vestuto, Esq. Director, Discovery and Dispute Services



Scott Giordano, Esq. Corporate Technology Counsel (Moderator)

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