Don’t commit spoliation

25 Apr

Did he spell "spoliation" right?

Yes. I spelled that right. Because we live in a litigious society, I need to share my company’s position on reformatting computer hard drives to repair a corrupted operating system or kill suspected malware. Cameron Park Computer Services no longer reformats hard drives. The potential exposure to accusations of spoliation is too great. I and my clients have never been hit with any accusation of spoliation, but seeing that I have been doing this since 1992, I better adopt this policy before the law of averages catches me (or my clients).

What is "spoliation"? "Spoliation," in simple terms, is the intentional destruction of data. If you had pictures on your computer that were illegal and you felt you could wind up in jail for possessing them, you might hire a computer guy to intentionally erase them. If you get caught, both you and the computer guy could face accusations of committing spoliation.

One of my friends had a situation like this at a client site. He (my friend) spent seven hours on a witness stand discussing (see for more info…)


Mark Anthony Germanos is the President of Cameron Park Computer Services, a premier Sacramento IT company providing IT services, IT solutions and IT support. Cameron Park Computer Services, at, moves clients to the Cloud. “The Cloud is among the best IT solutions we’ve ever offered,” says Germanos, “I’ve been in the IT service and IT support business since 1992. When you run your business in the Cloud, your data is always available, available from anywhere and the cost is usually less. Does your IT company offer IT services, IT support and CloudU certified staff that can provide today’s IT solutions at affordable prices”? does.


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