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This ACC Guide addresses creating a data retention policy that also complies with new and existing privacy regulations, which require that personal information be retained only as long as necessary for legitimate business needs. 

  • Organizations are learning that determining what to keep and for how long and what can and should be deleted involves much more than privacy. 
  • Records retention requirements and the business need also must be factored into retention and disposition decisions to avoid conflicts as well as comply with non-privacy regulatory requirements. 
  • Finally, more important than simply having a data retention policy, care and diligence need to be put into executing these policies.

This guide was developed by Contoural, Inc. Contoural is a sponsor of the ACC Information Governance Network and of the ACC Legal Operations Records Management Program Maturity Model.

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