Regulatory Risks and Rules
Government and Industry Watchdogs Guard
Content and Records
Over the years, government and industry regulators have turned an in- creasingly watchful eye to the content created and business records gen- erated by e-mail messages and attachments. Overall, 36 percent of U.S. companies surveyed in 2007 reported an increase in regulatory inquiries or investigations. At the same time, approximately 50 percent of compa- nies in the financial services, insurance, engineering, construction, tech- nology, and communications fields saw an upswing in regulatory audits, according to Fulbright 0026 Jaworski research.1
If your business is regulated, you cannot afford to take chances with e-mail record management. Consult with legal counsel to ensure that your organization is in compliance with regulators2019 e-mail-related rules, policies, and procedures. Regulations vary by industry, state, and country. Depending on the industry, U.S. jurisdictions, and foreign countries in which you operate, you must know and comply with all rele- vant laws and regulatory guidelines.
e-Policy Rule 12: Consult with legal counsel to ensure that
your organization is compliant with the e-mail-related regulations
of the industries, states, and countries in which you operate.