Sale by businesses of customer databases led to demands for businesses to respect and protect individual privacy; banks have recently been ordered to notify customers about what data they collect and what they do with it, and to ask permission for same. AP reported in 2000 that White House electronic document searches in response to various subpoenas were faulty because "some [email] message traffic from several computer systems was not stored in electronic archives. The previous administration required a lawsuit backed by the National Archives, American Historical Association, and Society of American Archivists before it handed over properly-scheduled electronic records to the National Archives, and then did so in the form of hundreds of hard drives removed from office computers.
"Individual Privacy, Institutional Accountability: The Challenge of Electronic Records,"
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