Times are tumultuous when it comes to information governance, and as electronic communications and company devices continue to proliferate at an unprecedented rate, the government struggles to maintain its purview and align policy with the times. In “Private Network Servers, Deleted Emails & Texts and Other Controversies in the News,” the Feb. 4 and final keynote at Legaltech New York 2016, legal professionals at the forefront of information governance came together to discuss some of the biggest issues surrounding discovery, the transmission of information, and the fine line between what’s private and public.

The primary point of discussion was the consequences employees face when destroying information on a private device. Jason R. Baron, a lawyer with Drinker Biddle & Reath’s information governance and e-discovery group, said, “The [employer] is increasingly responsible” for the data being transferred between devices, and that “individuals are empowered by their employers’ to have devices and do lots of things with them.”

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