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Instant Messages: instant panic

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The Monday, June 27, 2005 issue of The National Law Journal reports instant messaging (IM) carries its own set of legal implications for in-house law departments. Although many people think of IM as a fleeting conversation, similar to a telephone call, it’s legally considered a document, and is subject to the same retention policies that cover other business records. Click here for the full text of the article [subscription required.]