A New E-Discovery Pot ‘O Gold: The SharePoint Online Recycle Bin

Today Microsoft announced a new feature for its hosted SharePoint service that will inevitably rear its head in future ugly e-discovery disputes: a recycle bin for entire SharePoint sites. According to Microsoft, “business is full of “oops” moments, and sometimes these moments can really slow down productivity . . . enterprise customers can now restore full site collections, in addition to sites, documents, lists, and list items.”

“With just a few clicks,” you can self-restore entire site collections within 30 days after they are deleted.

Hmmn. Sounds like yet another area where SharePoint governance will be required –  and resisted –  by SharePoint admins.

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