When litigation is "reasonably
anticipated," the Office of General Counsel will issue litigation hold
memos to any faculty or staff who may possess potentially relevant information
or documents (both electronically stored information and information in paper
form). You may receive a litigation hold directly from the Office of
General Counsel or it may be forwarded to you by a supervisor or a
colleague. Appropriate system administrators and other IT staff are
typically included on litigation hold distributions.
Note that any electronic device that
contains electronic data that might be relevant to a case is subject to the
litigation hold. This includes but is
not necessarily limited to Carnegie Mellon owned computers, home computers used
for Carnegie Mellon business, PDAs, cell phones, data drives or other removable
media, backup media, etc.