Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is a new buzzword for technology that has existed since the advent of the Internet. What has changed, however, is the rate at which companies are using these services. Find out if your cloud-computing provider can comply with your data retention plan and various litigation holds. If you’re entering into an agreement with a new provider, ask about support during the collection phase of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM). Also ask about service level agreements (SLAs) for uptime, what happens to your data upon separation, and how the provider will recover from a disaster. Or, contact The Whitehouse Law Firm to have the firm ask those and many other important questions on your behalf.

The Whitehouse Law Firm can also help cloud-computing providers review current or planned services to address common concerns of today’s business owners. Contact The Whitehouse Law Firm to discuss your options in this area.

Legal/Litigation Holds

If you’re wondering whether you should issue a litigation hold, the answer is most likely yes. Contact The Whitehouse Law Firm today to review your options. The consequences for failing to issue a litigation hold can be severe.

The issuance of a litigation hold is not an easy process, and those going through the process must take their responsibilities seriously. The Whitehouse Law Firm can work with you to identify key individuals who might hold information related to the litigation. The firm will ask a series of questions about how your business operates and the technology you utilize. Do your employees use smart phones or perform company business on home computers? When did you last reuse backup media or when do you plan to do so? Let’s discuss these items in detail and identify other areas your company may need to address in its litigation hold.

 

Once you have issued a litigation hold, The Whitehouse Law Firm can help you maintain your obligations while it is in effect. If your employees are busy earning money for the company, a simple reminder email many months after issuing a litigation hold might not be enough. The Whitehouse Law Firm can help you find a way to continue utilizing your technology without the unnecessary risk of accidentally changing or deleting data.

The firm can also discuss with you how to determine when your litigation hold is complete and what to do once it is. Don’t forget that unrelated litigation occurring after the issuance of a hold might require the preservation of currently held information.

Contact The Whitehouse Law Firm today to discuss options.