Information Technology Services – Fred Miller, Chief Information Officer
Last Revised: 3/6/17
Title: Electronic Data Retention and Preservation Policy
Applicable: Wofford students, faculty, and staff
Contacts: IT Help Center x4357
Background: Wofford College is required to maintain appropriate data backups to safeguard College information in the event of natural disaster or other unplanned interruption in normal business operations. In addition, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure allow for the discovery of electronic stored information (ESI) if needed as part of a litigation. In order to comply with recovery and litigation requirements, Wofford College needs a policy which outlines how all ESI will be maintained and stored.
Policy: In order to safeguard College information, and to preserve information needed in the event of litigation, Wofford College will store and maintain electronic stored information (ESI) in accordance with the requirements of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. In the event that ESI is needed for litigation purposes, Wofford College will preserve data identified as relevant until the hold is terminated.