Reston, VA and Phoenix, AZ – January 16, 2008 — The Open Compliance and Ethics Group (OCEG) announced today that Brabeion Software, a leading provider of IT Governance, Risk and Compliance (IT GRC) management solutions, has joined the OCEG leadership community as a member of the Technology Council. The OCEG is the only nonprofit organization offering comprehensive guidance, standards, benchmarks and tools for integrating governance, risk management, internal control and compliance (GRC) processes.
The California Judicial Council is proposing new statutes and rules that address production of electronically stored information. The committee will likely revise the proposals based on the public comment and new rules are expected to take effect early next year.
The recently adopted amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) are undoubtedly impacting the way that organizations are run - from managing their electronic data and investing in new technology to improving corporate governance policies.
The DIRKS methodology is an eight-step process for agencies to use to improve their records management and information management practices, including the design and implementation of new records management systems. The methodology is compliant with, and expands on, the methodological framework of the Australian Standard for Records Management, AS ISO 15489 – 2002.
Electronic discovery, even more so than traditional paper discovery, offers the opportunity to burden unduly an opposing party with overbroad discovery requests, and three recent New York State court decisions have addressed over-reaching document requests seeking electronically stored information (ESI).
Though a simple concept, chain of custody can be challenging to uphold for electronic data. Potential electronic evidence must be accounted for from the moment of discovery until admittance at trial to prove its authenticity. Documenting the chain of custody of potential, relevant evidence to disprove tampering or alteration is critical to admissibility at trial.
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