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dc.contributor.authorZHENG, Jiefr
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-19T19:54:10Z
dc.date.available2013-04-19T19:54:10Z
dc.date.issued2009-09fr
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1866/9363
dc.publisherUniversité de Montréal. Centre de recherche en droit public.
dc.rights© copyright 2009-2014 Lex Electronica. Tous droits réservés. Toutes demandes de reproduction doivent être acheminées à Copibec (reproduction papier).fr
dc.titleEmail Evidence Preservation. How to Balance the Obligation and the High Costfr
dc.typeArticlefr
dcterms.abstractWith the great advancement of computer technologies, electronic information starts to play a more and more important role in modern business transactions. Therefore, electronic data, such as e-mail, is frequently required in the process of litigation. Companies, on the one hand, have the legal obligations to produce this kind of e-mail evidence. On the other hand, they also undertake a high cost of e-mail evidence preservation due to the great volume on a daily basis. This Article firstly analyzed features of e-mail evidence with the comparison of paper evidence. Then, it discussed about how e-mail is authenticated and admitted into evidence. By using the case laws in different legal aspects and current Canadian legislations, the Author demonstrated the importance of e-mail evidence preservation in ordinary business course. After that, the Article focused on the practical dilemma of the companies between their legal obligation and the expensive cost to preserve e-mail evidence. Finally, the Author proposed suggestions to both companies and courts on how to coordinate the obligation and cost. More specifically, while companies should adopt a document management policy to implement e-mail evidence preservation, courts need to take into consideration of the high cost of e-mail evidence preservation in electronic discovery.fr
dcterms.bibliographicCitationLex Electronica ; vol. 14, no 2
dcterms.isPartOfurn:ISSN:1480-1787
dcterms.languageengfr
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