n Without Prejudice - Think again before canning e-mails : communications law

Volume 9, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



Based on the fact that no law currently prescribes the retention and archiving of e-mail messages, many local businesses delete e-mail after 60 or 90 days. Though the practice of archiving all outgoing e-mail messages for at least three years is well established in the United States and the European Union, many South African businesses continue to rely on the fact that e-mail retention is not prescribed by law to justify deletion after a certain period

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