• 15 minutes

Electronic Records Retention - Thorny Issues


Be careful what you are putting in the records.

Under some state laws employees have the right to request their personnel file. This is where employers need to be careful over what is in the file. Investigation notes, that an employee shouldn’t have the right to see, should not be included in that personnel file. This video reviews how to handle data security, saving information to the cloud, “netiquette, ” and tips on compliance policies.

Runtime: 15 minutes



Robert D. Brownstone, Esq.

Robert D. Brownstone, Esq.

Fenwick & West LLP

  • Technology and e-discovery counsel, and Electronic-Information-Management (EIM) group chair at Fenwick & West LLP, a 300+ attorney, Silicon Valley based, national law firm where he has been a lawyer and technologist for 20 years
  • Advises clients and colleagues on retention/destruction policies/ protocols, information security, data privacy, all sorts of electronic information management, electronic discovery, eWorkplace policies and social media rewards and risks
  • Nationwide conference chair, panel moderator, speaker and writer on many law and technology issues, including on the blog
  • Has taught electronic discovery law and process nationwide a dozen times at four law schools
  • Periodically quoted in the mainstream and legal press as a source on electronic information issues
  • Educational Advisory Board member of: National Employment Law Institute (NELI), ALM Legal Tech, ASU/Arkfeld and Rutgers U. Big Data
  • J.D. degree, magna cum laude, Brooklyn Law School; B.A. degree, Swarthmore College
  • Can be contacted at [email protected]
  • Full bio and extensive bibliography at
John-Paul (JP) S. Deol, Esq.

John-Paul (JP) S. Deol, Esq.

Fenwick & West LLP

  • Associate, employment practices and litigation groups at Fenwick & West LLP
  • Counsels clients and drafts policies for employers in the technology and life sciences industries on all stages of employment including as to compliance with a range of state and federal employment laws
  • Represents employers in various types of litigation, including regarding trade secrets, and wage and hour, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination cases
  • Frequent author of employment and litigation related articles
  • Has held several senior leadership positions in local and national bar associations
  • J.D. degree, Santa Clara University School of Law; B.A. degree, Phi Beta Kappa, University of California, Berkeley
  • Can be contacted at [email protected]

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