E-mail under Litigation Hold

A legal hold may be placed on e-mail (as well as other records) by University attorneys where: (a) the University reasonably anticipates litigation; (b) a government investigation has begun; or (c) an internal audit has begun. In such cases, employees are notified of the hold and instructed what to preserve and how to do so. E-mail subject to a legal hold must NOT be deleted until the hold has been lifted by University attorneys. Employees who have any questions about whether their e-mail is subject to a legal hold should consult with University counsel.