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Trustworthy Information Systems Handbook: Appendix E

Legal Issues Affecting Electronic Records Management

This is a summary tool. It is not intended to be a substitute for individualized legal advice. Consult an attorney for assistance with specific concerns or for advice.

There are a number of legal issues that affect electronic records management. This memorandum summarizes a few such issues, including: destruction of records/spoliation, discovery of electronic records, electronic records as evidence, privacy of e-mail, liability for records/information contained on a web site, personal jurisdiction via electronic records, and the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act.

I. Destruction of Records/Spoliation

II. Discovery of Electronic Records

III. Electronic Records as Evidence

IV. Privacy of E-Mail

V. Liability for Records/Information Contained on Web Site

VI. Personal Jurisdiction via Electronic Records

VII. Uniform Electronic Transactions Act

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TIS Handbook last updated July 2002, Version 4.