Sent on behalf of Louise Spiteri, School of Information Management:


In recent years, courts across North America have handed down a record
number of judicial sanctions against companies and individuals for failing
to respond to e-discovery requests in a timely or adequate manner.
Electronic discovery (commonly call eDiscovery) refers to a process in which
electronic data such as emails, tweets, sms, phone record, videos, etc., are
sought by parties involved in a civil or criminal case for use as evidence
in court. With incidences of litigation rising in Canada, the costs
associated with eDiscovery are growing at an exponential rate.  If your
organization becomes entangled in a court case which hinges on electronic
records, do you know what to do to prepare for it?


To manage these costs, a recent Forbes magazine article
-cio-network-electronic-discovery.html>  suggests that organizations need to
be proactive and treat eDiscovery as a standard business process in the same
manner as they would their company's IT or employment policies. To help
manage this risk, I would like to invite you to attend my full day workshop
on " <> Electronic Discovery: Managing your records in
an age of portable data". This workshop is part of the Faculty of Management
Executive Leadership series and is designed for managers or Information
Management professionals who are responsible for data stewardship, data
governance, or risk management.


This seminar will highlight government regulations pertaining to eDiscovery
(e.g., the Sedona Canada Principles), as well as specific strategies to
manage and control digital enterprise content to properly address eDiscovery
processes. The procedures and policies presented in the course will allow
you to reduce your organization's costs by reducing the amount of time it
takes for your IT staff to manage digital information.    The workshop will
help you to also dramatically improve the ability of your staff to find the
relevant information that they need to do their job.


Please find attached a flyer with more information about the workshop and
how to register. The workshop will be conducted on June 23, 2011 in one of
three possible locations: Toronto, Ottawa or Halifax.  Choose the one that
is most convenient for you.


I hope you or your colleagues will consider attending this very important
workshop. Please do not hesitate to call the Dalhousie Centre for Advance
Management at 1-800-205-7510 or email [log in to unmask] if you have any



Louise Spiteri