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Five Reasons Legal Wants You to Delete Your Emails

By Tali Mayer Chissick posted 13 days ago


Legal departments are driving the demand to delete emails in most organizations. What’s behind their desire to get rid of everything?

Email management is a constant tug-of-war between legal and compliance stakeholders and those working within specific business units. The former wants to delete nearly everything, while the latter would prefer hanging on to every last thread and attachment.

While having a comprehensive archive of previous clients, vendors, and internal communications can be a useful resource, it’s simply not worth the risk for your colleagues standing guard against potential liabilities. To better understand their perspective, let’s dig into the various reasons why they’re so anxious to delete old emails.

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