Storing Data in Compliance with Government Regulations

The matter of complying with government regulations for retaining data is certainly related to the topic of historical file archiving, as discussed in the preceding section. However, under the microscope of audits and investigations, the matter of storage practices is likely to be opened to external scrutiny in a way that most IT workers are not necessarily comfortable with.

This section discusses some of the aspects of storing data in an environment that includes accountability to external auditors and investigators.

Risks of Noncompliance

There is a long history of government investigators using data records in their cases against corporations and individuals. The Enron securities fraud ...

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