Eric Sinrod, a partner at Duane Morris and columnist about technology and legal issues, wrote in his recent News.com post some of his thoughts on the one-year anniversary of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) amendments. I wanted to highlight one statement about the onerous burden FRCP puts on mid-size organizations:
... Parties in a lawsuit can now demand from each other word processing documents, e-mails, voice mail and instant messages, blogs, backup tapes and database files. [...] Failure to comply with these sundry electronic production obligations can lead to serious sanctions, sometimes to the tune of millions of dollars.Our #1 goal is to provide our customers with the most cost-effective archive solution possible. Meeting compliance and storage resource management goals should not be a "budget busting" expenditure.