Policies Lacking on IM and e-mail

From a survey by the AMA/ePolicyInstitute:

"Over one in five employers (21%) has had employee e-mail and instant messages (IM) subpoenaed in the course of a lawsuit or regulatory investigation. That’s more than double reported in 2001, and a 7% increase over the 14% reported last year. Another 13% have workplace lawsuits triggered by employee e-mail. Yet, in spite of the fact that e-mail and messages are a primary source of evidence—the electronic equivalent of DNA evidence—employers remain largely ill-prepared to manage e-mail and instant messaging risks."

Via TechRepublic.