Information Technology Services – David Steinour, Associate Vice President for Information Technology
Last Revised: 11/09/2016
Title: Records Management Policy
Applicable: Furman University (Students, Staff, Faculty, and Affiliates)
Contacts: IT Service Center ext. 3277
Background: Furman University is required to maintain appropriate data backups to safeguard University information in the event of a physical disaster, or other unforeseen event, which may compromise data stored in Furman University’s information systems. In addition, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure allows for the discovery of electronically stored information (ESI) if needed during the course of litigation. Because such discovery can include back-up data, as well as production data, Furman University must have a policy that outlines how all ESI will be maintained and stored.
Policy: In order to safeguard University information, and prevent potentially discovered evidence from being destroyed, Furman University will store and maintain electronic information (ESI) in accordance with the requirements of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.