Users Beware: Personal Conversations Are Not So Personal in Court

Overview

Much of a company’s communication occurs through email these days, and most professionals know that, in the event of a lawsuit, courts can order companies to turn over files and emails during the discovery process. Recently, the use of text messages among employees has become more popular, as texts provide an even faster mode of communication, and these messages don’t get saved in a company’s files. However, courts are now ordering parties to produce other communications as well, such as those from personal email and message accounts. Taking some important precautions can help you and your company avoid discovery pitfalls.

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