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How Do You Spell Data Governance? P-o-l-i-c-y
Regarding the Perspectives column by Julie Tower-Pierce ("Think Like a Lawyer,"

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March 2008) there is a very crucial word missing: policy.

One of the most important aspects of any healthy e-discovery strategy is policy governing how data is handled, retained, destroyed and retrieved. Without standing policy (i.e., one you did not create after being served a subpoena) that spells out how your organization handles its data, you will find yourself on the very wrong end of a judge's orders requiring the (very expensive) production of records...and perhaps in need of refreshing your resume...or worse.

Stephen Yelick
Information technology security administrator, Macomb County, Mich.


Open Source Does the Job
I just finished reading "Encrypt Them All" (February 2008), and I have to admit that I am surprised that the open source solution, TrueCrypt, was never mentioned.

We have been using SecureDoc for many years and recently decided to give TrueCrypt a try as an alternative. I must admit, I was thoroughly surprised. Although not without problems, it turned out to be a very capable open source solution, and it is very possible that this will be our software of choice. So I must ask, why was it not given consideration for the article?

Art Beard
Manager of information technology, Community Financial


Editor's Note:
The product chart that accompanied the "Encrypt Them All" article was a representative sample of commercial products.

This was first published in May 2008

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