No document retention policy whatsoever

1No document retention policy whatsoever

16 percent of companies do not have a policy in place at all

2No document retention policy whatsoever

Legal is more knowledgeable about whether a policy exists than IT

3Lack of automated archiving platform

One in five companies do not have an archiving technology platform to manage the storage and destruction of electronically stored information in an automated fashion

4Failure to develop a data map

More than half of companies do not have or do not know if their organization has an inventory of where all data is stored

5Failure to develop a data map

IT (53 percent) is more aware of the existence of a data map than legal (35 percent)

6Inability to enact emergency legal document hold

47 percent of organizations do not have a mechanism in place to suspend their organization’s document retention policy in the event of litigation

7Inability to enact emergency legal document hold

Almost one quarter of companies do not possess a legal hold tool

8Inability to enact emergency legal document hold

23 percent of companies are not sure whether a legal hold tool exists

9No discovery strategy in place for litigation or investigation

Over half of companies in the U.S. have a discovery strategy for responding to litigation or investigatory matters

10No discovery strategy in place for litigation or investigation

27 percent of legal as opposed to 18 percent of IT do not know if their organization has a policy in place

11Discovery strategy is not repeatable or defensible

In the U.S., only 40 percent of respondents tend to agree and 23 percent of respondents strongly agree that their organization’s ESI discovery strategy is repeatable and defensible

12Discovery strategy is not repeatable or defensible

45 percent of respondents do not know if their policies have been tested

13Discovery strategy is not repeatable or defensible

Only 38 percent of respondents have tested their policies

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