“The Risk of Ignoring E-Discovery Obligations”

A good column by Eric Sinrod of Duane Morris on CNET about the recent survey by LiveOffice on how organizations are unprepared to respond to an e-discovery request.

Interesting stats:

“According to the survey, an average employee will send and receive more than 135 e-mails daily. Thus, a midsize company with 500 employees will generate 17.5 million e-mails per year. (Moreover, the average employee spends 2.5 hours weekly managing his e-mail box, meaning that a midsize company with 500 employees potentially loses 65,000 hours of productivity annually.) Naturally, the magnitude of the e-discovery task is far greater for much larger companies.”