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.