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The Employer is Legally Bound to Save Your Email Messages

The next time you write those intimate email messages to one of your work colleagues, be very careful because that email is guaranteed to stay in the company archives forever.

No, the boss isn't spying on you - it's just a new requirement from the Government that U.S. companies will need to keep track of all the e-mail messages, IM Chats and other electronic documents generated by their employees.

Companies should know what electronic information they have and where. Infact, there are few more things that are next to impossible to track - like digital photos of work sites on employee cell phones and information on removable memory cards.

This news could boost the sale of enterprise desktop search software like the Google Search applicance or ISYS that allow companies to sniff through terabytes of data in milliseconds.