Monday, March 24, 2008

White House Balks at E-Mail Search

By Jason Leopold
March 24, 2008

The White House’s chief information officer said the Bush administration should not be compelled to search for millions of e-mails on individual computers and hard drives that may have been lost between 2003 and 2005 because it would be too expensive and require hundreds of hours of work, according to a filing the White House made with a federal court.

The court filing late Friday came in response to an order issued by U.S. Magistrate Judge John Facciola demanding that the White House show cause why it should not be ordered to create and preserve a “forensic copy” of e-mails from individual hard drives.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You don't search the individual workstations- you check the "Notes/inter-office e-mail" servers. which should be backed up periodically for restores or when someone deletes an important e-mail that he didn't want to.

every time you send an e-mail through your companies infrastructure / intranet it makes an imprint- just follow the imprints on the server side-

search by content / ip address / name / etc.

you'll find what your looking for.