What Is Data Retention?

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What Is Data Retention?

Data retention is a company policy that establishes a uniform rule across the organization as to how long and what types of data collected should be retained. By creating a data retention policy, organizations can save money by allowing data that is no longer needed to be deleted or moved in order to free up storage space. The length of time that a company’s data should be stored can vary by state and data type, some companies may have to keep data for a state or federal mandated period of time. Data retention is essentially record keeping, which is important because if a company needs to access data, they can easily search to find what they need.

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