Beyond the Trash Bin: Proper Disposal of Electronic Data

(181 Ratings)

Produced on: January 15, 2019

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 62 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Organizations create, store, and use electronic data in enormous volume and variety. But when this data becomes, for example, obsolete or inaccessible, it may become a liability rather than an asset. For all these reasons – including those imposed by new regulatory regimes such as the California Consumer Privacy Act or the GDPR – there may be circumstances when data should be minimized or disposed of. This webinar will examine the challenges posed by “old” data and how that data might be disposed of without regulatory or litigation-related risk.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Appreciate volumes and varieties of electronic data that are maintained by organizations and why such data is maintained
  2. Discuss circumstances that might make data of little or no value, and the risks of maintaining that data
  3. Recognize how privacy and security concerns have led to regulations about data storage and disposal and what these regulations may require
  4. Suggest processes that enable organizations to dispose of data in a defensible manner


Ronald Hedges


Ronald is a member of Dentos' Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice group. He has an extensive experience in e-discovery and in management of complex litigation and has served as a special master, arbitrator and mediator. He also consults on management and discovery of electronically stored information ("ESI"). 

Ron Hedges was a United States Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey from 1986 to 2007. While a magistrate judge, he was the Compliance Judge for the Court Mediation Program, a member of the Lawyers Advisory Committee, and both a member of, and reporter for, the Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Committee. From 2001 to 2005 he was a member of the Advisory Group of Magistrate Judges. 

Ron was an adjunct professor at Setton Hall University School, where he taught mediation skills. He was an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center and remains an adjunct professor at Rutgers School of Law— Newark. He taught courses on electronic discovery and evidence at both these schools. Ron was a Fellow at the Center for Information Technology of Princeton University for 2010-11 and 2011-12. He is also a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas.


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