Prepare for e-discovery of data on employees' personal devices

Suppose an e-mail from your company's in-house attorney instructs you to preserve all documents related to an ex-employee who is threatening to sue the company for wrongful termination. In the days before smartphones and cloud storage, that would have been a relatively limited exercise: Paper documents would be set aside, and files on the company server would be backed up. But work-related data can be stored in many places today, including on employees' personal devices. Are you required to preserve such data? Read More...