Putting a Plan in Place

How the Business and IT Can Work Together on a Data Retention Policy

With the massive growth of data over the past few years, an electronic data retention policy is not only practical, it's critical. Retention requirements differ from scenario to scenario and organizations need clear guidelines that dictate exactly what data will be saved and for how long. More importantly, departments such as legal, finance, and HR must be able to communicate these requirements to IT so that they can be properly applied throughout the organization. In this article, discover best practices for crafting a centralized data retention policy that can be followed across departments to ensure vital information is not purged from the system.

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