NCOIC Discusses e-Discovery and Cloud Computing - GovCloud Network

blog

1
186
Monday, March 3, 2010

NCOIC Discusses e-Discovery and Cloud Computing

Last week during its weekly meeting, the NCOIC Cloud Computing Working Group (CCWG) examined some of the legal aspects surrounding electronically stored information. With government use of cloud computing expected to grow, the group reach out to Mr. Jason R. Baron, Director of Litigation for the United States National Archives and Records Administration for some guidance. Mr. Baron is an internationally recognized speaker and author on the preservation of electronic records.  In 2009 he was named Co-Chair of The Sedona Conference® Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production, and has previously served as Editor-in-Chief of The Sedona Conference Best Practices Commentary on the Use of Search and Information Retrieval Methods in E-Discovery (2007), and Co-Editor-in-Chief of The Sedona Conference Commentary on Achieving Quality in the E-Discovery Process (2009).

In case you didn’t know, the US Federal Records Act requires the taking of appropriate preservation measures for all electronically stored information that falls within the federal record definition outlined in 44 USC 3301. With this in mind, potential federal records “in the cloud” could include:

  • Google Docs
  • Gmail
  • Facebook, Twitter and YouTube postings
  • Email and structured databases of all kinds hosted on private servers; and
  • PDA text messages

Even the US Supreme Court has ruled on the matter, stating:

 “’Document retention policies,’ which are created in part to keep certain information from getting into the hands of others, including the Government, are common in business * * * It is, of course, not wrongful for a manager to instruct his employees to comply with a valid document retention policy under ordinary circumstances.” –Arthur Andersen LLP v. U.S., 125 S. Ct. 2129 (May 31, 2005)

In order to dramatize the scope of this issue, Mr Baron collaborated with Mr. Ralph Losey in producing the following informative video.

For more on e-discovery, please visit e-Discovery Team at https://e-discoveryteam.com/ .

The National Archives also has a “Frequently Asked Questions About Managing Federal Records In Cloud Computing Environments” available (https://www.archives.gov/records-mgmt/faqs/cloud.html).

Cloud Musings

( Thank you. If you enjoyed this article, get free updates by email or RSS – KLJ )

     

Follow me at https://Twitter.com/Kevin_Jackson

LEAVE A COMMENT

Name*
E-mail*
Phone number*
Your Message
user profile image
9 years ago

Jitesh

well, that was a great blog on Cloud computing. I like to know more about the Cloud Computing technology. When I was new to the technology I have attended the Cloudslam 09 conference which is the world's largest 1st annual conference on Cloud Computing. There I got a good chance to meet and talk with the world's leading experts of Cloud Computing.

Reply

Latest posts

0
574

Unveiling the end-to-end capabilities for the networked society

An Interview with Henrik Basilier  By Kevin L. Jackson The telecom industry is rapidly moving towards a future i...

0
410

AT&T Finance Solutions GM on Shrimping, Software, and DX

Helping clients address the trends and challenges presented by the Financial Services industry is the main focus for ...

0
5926

The IoT Nexus: Bosch Connected World 2019 in Berlin

Next week, I will be influencing #LikeABosch as I accept an invitation from the company to attend Bosch ConnectedWorl...

0
2121

Survive and Thrive With Digital Transformation

First cloud computing then multi-cloud. How can we get ahead of this digital transformation nightmare? These are the ...

0
430

The “George Jetson” of Today

He grew up in Silicon Valley, landed his first job at Apple Computers, was introduced to Nobel Prize winners by his d...

0
2210

MWC19: Where Telecommunications and Cloud Meet

As a cloud solution architect, my passion is learning the details about how cloud computing uniquely supports specifi...

0
370

Tulane University SoPA Selects “Architechting Cloud Computing Solutions”

Last week, Packt Publishing announced that “Architecting Cloud Computing Solutions” by Kevin L. Jackson a...

0
568

5G Wireless Technology Connecting Healthcare

Healthcare is in the middle of massive change. Called digital transformation by many, this term describes the industr...

0
534

Maria Lensing: The Network Platform for Healthcare’s Future

As a girl, Maria and her family traveled to Memphis, Tennessee to get cancer treatment for her sick brother. The mira...

0
1545

How “Big Iron” Does “Big Regulation”

According to Verizon, there were over there were over 53,000 security incidents in 2017, with over 2,200 of those ide...