If companies don't make the necessary arrangements to ensure that files are always protected and preserved, they could face dire consequences if documents are destroyed. It would behoove many companies to invest in an electronic information management system, so not only is the information present on the records retained, but they are stored in cyberspace. No matter the destruction that happens at an office, files will be safe.
According to The World Magazine, a criminal court case against Planned Parenthood was recently dropped in Kansas City because evidence was allegedly destroyed. The source noted that charges were levied against the group for falsifying documents, among other illegal activities, as part of an investigation that lasted from 2003 to 2008.
The New York Times reported former Johnson County district attorney Phill Kline said Planned Parenthood was not following best practices when recording procedures, launching the inquiry.
Lobbyist groups supporting the prosecution allege that a number of the records have disappeared, The World reported. The local Attorney General, however, said he found no files were destroyed. As such, all charges have been dropped.
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