Metadata Associated with Email and Documents on Employee’s Personal Computer Are Deemed Records to be Retained and Produced
11 November 2010
Mayer Brown Legal Update
Expanding the definition of a record under any statute or regulation can have a dramatic impact on the compliance burdens of organizations, particularly as management of electronic information grows increasingly complex. Recently, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled that the metadata embedded in a document maintained by a public office is, itself, a public record required to be disclosed under the Public Records Act.