American lawyers have adopted the "office SORM"

    The introduction of the new rules is reported by the AP agency, citing lawyers who monitor this topic. The corresponding instruction was adopted by the administrative unit of the US Supreme Court for a long time (back in April, after five years of discussion). It was just that companies were given time to prepare for the innovation, to purchase the appropriate equipment and software for tracking and archiving data.

    The new rules provide for the mandatory storage of copies of all electronic documents, including e-mail, IM-messages and even copies of conversations in a web chat. Corporations are required to monitor the traffic of all their employees, extract the above texts from it and save them on a separate medium. Alternatively, you can periodically scan employees' hard drives and retrieve saved copies of conversations from there.

    True, companies are not required to store absolutely all electronic documents, but only those that are related to the activities of the company and which may be needed in court. That is personal talks employees can safely be removed from the archive (however, in some areas the rules are more stringent - there it can not afford)

    Residents "Habra" knowthat the adoption of the new rules was initiated after a well-known scandal when the collusion of memory chip companies ( Hynix and Micron ) that conspired against Rambus was exposed . Evidence in court was an electronic correspondence between the sales staff of two companies that illegally tried to oust Rambus from the market.

    Naturally, there are those who like the new legislation. These are mainly manufacturers of specialized software for tracking and archiving text communications, manufacturers of corporate IM-systems and workflow systems. Latest generation systemsThey not only archive all documents, but also conduct a linguistic analysis of each message in real time, and then give statistics to the bosses: which employees most often spoke about “risky” topics.

    As always, lawyers go a step behind technological progress. While all advanced companies are already converting internal communications to VoIP voice communications, lawmakers have only turned their attention to text chat. Apparently, the new rules do not mention recording, indexing and storage of VoIP audio files . But if lawmakers are consistent, then in the future they will adopt such rules. So manufacturers of specialized software can now begin work in this direction.

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