Trustworthy Information Systems Handbook: Appendix E, I.E.
Destruction of Records/Spoliation: Requirement to Follow Internal Document Retention Policies
If a corporation has a documentation retention policy or other corporate policy that applies, it creates a standard that it is required to follow. For example, in Gillispie v. Rank Video Services America, (1997 US Dist LEXIS 13183), the court found that the defendant violated its own policy by not promoting the plaintiff, and this violation may constitute evidence of discrimination.
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TIS Handbook last updated July 2002, Version 4.