UK data retention requirements

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The United Kingdom's statutes, case law and regulations define how long information must be kept before it is destroyed. Watson Hall Ltd has researched and updated a summary of the data retention requirements as an aid to defining polices for data collection, retention and disposal.

Whilst data collection requirements often feature in website and web application requirements, data classification and assessment are required to determine how these data are managed through their life, including identification, storage, protection, retrieval, retention and disposal.

UK data retention requirements download

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UK data retention requirements chart

The data retention periods for all organisations and those in the communications, financial and governmental sectors are summarised in the chart below.

UK data retention requirements chart - data checked January 2009 - download the PDF file (above) for the numerical values

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