First Advisor

Vieira, Paul


College for Professional Studies

Degree Name

MS Computer and Information Technology


School of Computer & Information Science

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

97 pages


The purpose of this document is to provide Information Systems Management an awareness of a compliance risk associated with the management of electronic data. The changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in 2006 make electronic data discoverable as evidence for civil court cases introducing the need for proactive management of end user data beyond the data that a particular form of legislation may require. Leveraging existing forensic data collection processes and raising the awareness of the problem and risk to the organization will provide a level of assurance for compliance should the data be requested in a civil trial. This project analyzed the current state that existed for businesses and organizations, the actual risk and precedence that has been set, and determines the current state of awareness and readiness that businesses have for this problem. The project then offers a solution to this problem that will aid in reducing the risk and hardship an organization could face when electronic data is requested. Finally, this project presents the results of actual testing of the proposed solution in a real world business enterprise.

Date of Award

Spring 2008

Location (Creation)

Colorado (state); Denver (county); Denver (inhabited place)

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