With more school district business being conducted online now than ever before, school technology leaders should know about new rules flowing from a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court. Experts say the rules--which require schools and other entities to archive eMail, instant messages, and other digital communications written by their employees--could force administrators to rethink eMail storage policies and take stock of existing technologies to ensure compliance.

December 8, 2006—According to new federal rules that went into effect Dec. 1, schools, businesses, and other organizations are required to keep tabs on all eMail, instant messages (IM), and other digital communications produced by their employees.

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