Data retention – legal and compliance

Data is retained either for legal reasons or to be compliant with statute law, which could be either the length of time the data should be retained or the national boundaries that data must be stored within. Multinational companies cannot just simply move data between national boundaries, as compliance forbids it:

  • Legal hold: Legal hold is where either a litigation case is ongoing or the police are investigating an individual. Legal hold is normally done with mailboxes where the person has their mailbox placed on legal hold so that they can receive emails, reply back, but cannot delete any emails. This is to ensure that evidence is not destroyed.
  • Data compliance: There are different national laws about ...

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