A colleague was made redundant recently. Over the past 16 years she has produced a large number of very useful documents that the school I work in could still benefit from. All her work was deleted from her personal drives on her final day of employment, by whom I do not know. IT support suspect it was by herself.
Work that she had written and saved to a shared area of the network was normally freely available to all- now it is password protected.
Question: Upon cessation of contract what is the correct protocol?
FWIW, we get on very well and I now have the passwords and have used the backups to retrieve some of the 'lost' documents. IT support none too happy that I want to do this- citing confidentiality issues.