Eleven years ago when I went to work for Clackamas County one of the first things I did was an evaluation of the electronic systems for discovery risk. Once that project was done I patted myself on the back for being so forward looking and thought I was done. Foolish me! With each great “newest” thing, BlackBerrys, I-Phones, Android etc., new problems and issues arose both for IS and litigation preparedness. One impact of this was a lengthy delay in revising our user policy until we finally got smart and made it more generic.
While tablet computers may never replace desktop or laptop computers in the workplace, they will at least be a strong adjunct to existing systems. They bring with them their own complications for discovery/public records compliance and litigation preparedness. LTN just posted a good article on this issue. You can access it here.