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Where I used to work, the attitude was "we can't afford the expense of finding
and assembling massive amounts of data that may be demanded by a subpoena,"
and also "we'd rather truthfully say we destroyed it." They were dead serious
about the expense. BTW, it also was a newspaper.
> large auditing firm I do work for shreds and deletes
> everything except the final papers and conclusions. I think
> it's on the belief that too much information will do you more
> harm than good; if there is no proof, it's their word against
I do some freelance writing for a local newspaper here, and they have a
similar policy. Their attitude is "we'd rather truthfully say that we
destroyed it than have to pay a lawyer to contest a subpoena compelling
discovery." Not the way I'd choose to work, but there you go.
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