Court decisions and rules now place substantial obligations on public and private organizations to (1) preserve all electronic materials that could be relevant to pending or anticipated lawsuits and (2) retrieve and produce such materials in the course of such litigation.
Research, Employees, Students, Financial/Banking, Healthcare/Patient Records
Examples of Types of Data:
Electronic communications, documents, voice mails
Executive Director, Risk Management
Office of Risk Management
“What To Do When You Receive a Litigation Hold Notice” (pdf)
Website: Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 34 (pdf)
Authority or Enforcement Commission(s): Federal and State Courts
*A brief description is provided by the UW Subject Matter Experts to assist the UW community; it is not a legal description or an official description from the external authority, and should not be construed as legal advice.