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Legal Update

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.

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