Q: How long is it recommended for companies to keep the documents and computer files that evidence their efforts at complying with Y2K?

A: “First of all, since the Y2K issue is just beginning to be sorted out in the courts, and everyone expects this to be a very, very long process, documents to support a Y2K lawsuit should be kept a very, very long time,” said Minda Zetlin, author of Surviving the Computer Time Bomb: How to Prepare for and Recover from the Y2K Explosion. ” Years, not months. How many years? I should think two would be an absolute minimum.”

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