Best Practices: Retention Policies

Develop a retention policy that fits your organization

There are endless reasons why an organization would choose to implement a retention policy across email and file shares. From compliance and user liability to cost savings, retention policies can be strategic resources to help manage these challenges.

One main challenge with developing a retention policy that fits your organization is that no two organizations are going to be exactly alike. Different industry regulations (HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley, etc.) require organizations to very carefully develop policies to meet those
requirements. Another main challenge is simply getting buy-in from your various stakeholders. Internally, you will need to determine some major parameters for how your policy will function.

Download this document to learn best practices and helpful examples of long and short retention policies that can be implemented in your organization today.