SCL survey on data storage: “In-House Lawyers: Do you know if your Company has an email deletion policy?”

August 15, 2016

The survey is part of a generic piece of research and is anonymous. The survey should take less than 5 minutes to complete. 

Data storage comes at a cost, there is so much stored on SANs, LANs, Cloud, etc. and it is important to know when to stop storing or when a time-limit for the duration of the storage should be imposed, particularly with regard to email records. 

As lawyers tend to dislike discarding anything, the question SCL is asking in-house lawyers is: “Do you know if your Company has an email deletion policy?” If so, what kind of time period does your Company apply for automatic deletion and does it apply to the emails of the in-house legal function or is there some way you can flag your emails not to be deleted? 

Please find the survey here:

Responses are requested by Friday 30 September 2016.

Your contribution is very much appreciated.

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