Does everyone in your workplace know which records to shred and which to keep – and for how long?
Without a document retention policy in place, businesses and organisations across Ireland risk data loss, information security breaches and even falling foul of the law (the Data Protection Act stipulates that personal information should not kept longer than necessary for the purpose it was collected). Data retention considerations are key to the secure and efficient flow of information within Irish businesses – this includes both hard and soft copy. In this document retention guide you’ll discover:
- Factors you need to consider when developing a document and record retention policy
- Document retention guidelines for certain key types of record
- Secure data destruction recommendations
- Useful information sources to help you develop your policy