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Email and File Deletion Strategies That Don't Work

By Mark Diamond, CEO & Founder, Contoural, Inc

Deleting emails and files is a type of initiative that looks easy at the outset but become difficult. Emails and files are retained, and month after month, can quickly year after year they accumulate creating digital layers called information horizons. These information horizons contain a little bit of everything: records, non-records, copies containing high-value value information, personal information, intellectual property, and even documents subject to legal hold.

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Privacy-enabling Your Records Retention Schedule

By Mark Diamond, CEO & Founder, Contoural, Inc.

Organization’s records retention schedules need to be synchronized with assurance current and emerging privacy laws . Records retention laws and regulations may require companies to retain records for a certain number of years, driven by literally thousands of record retention regulations. These requirements may override consumer deletion requests of their personal information.

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Data Disposition Targets

By Mark Diamond, CEO & Founder, Contoural, Inc.

It can be costly to hold on to information that is obsolete, expired, either legal, regulatory, and not needed for or business reasons.  An organization must determine what needs to be saved (meaning, it can identify what can be disposed). Policies can be developed that include both the business justification and process for deleting electronic documents, and establish consistent, repeatable, defensible processes that allow for the routine deletion of data not under a legal hold.

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How to Delete Emails and Files Quickly and Defensibly

By Contoural, Inc.

In this ACC Guide, learn why letting electronic information accumulate can be hurtful, and why deleting it can be difficult. The guide  reviews several deletion approaches that are ineffective and highlights those approaches that work well. These smart strategies will enable companies to create effective programs that ensure compliance, reduce risk, lower costs, and increase productivity.

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ACC Legal Operations Privacy Capability Maturity Model

By Contoural Inc.

This Privacy Capability Maturity Model provides a detailed maturity model for all aspects of an organization’s privacy program, including its use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) using personal information.

It seeks to gauge program capability across a variety of program elements, taking a “big picture” view on an organization’s readiness to comply with these requirements.

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ACC Legal Operations Records Management Program Maturity Model

By Contoural Inc.

The ACC Records Management Program Maturity model provides a detailed maturity model for all aspects of an organization’s records program.

It seeks to gauge program effectiveness across a variety of program elements, taking a “big picture” view to increase program value.

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