European Document Retention Guide

A comparative view across 16 countries to help you better understand legal requirements and records management best practice.

We are all faced with an ever increasing volume of records, including emails and traditional paper documents. Legislation and regulation covering records management is so complex and far-reaching that compliance can become a major challenge as well as a drain on your resources. This makes a mandatory retention policy indispensable for minimising both business risks and the chance of costly litigation, caused either by destroying information before, or retaining it beyond, the end of its legally required retention period. This guide gives you an overview of the regulations governing record retention and the relevant legal issues. The quick references help you cut through the complexity and get a clear picture of different record types and their business functions, as well as the legislation that affects them. It also offers practical suggestions to meet challenges.