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Download the free European Document Retention Guide 2013

Retention of Records

For a free guide to the retention of records across Europe, download the European Document Retention Guide 2013 or the UK Document Retention Guide.

A document retention schedule is essential for minimising 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 free guide gives you an overview of the regulations governing retention of records and the applicable 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 tips on meeting document retention challenges.

This guide includes:

  • Delivering effective and compliant records management
  • Best practice to implement a compliant records management programme
  • Legal issues that affect your records management
  • A comparative view of record retention periods across Europe.

This records retention guide was produced by Iron Mountain and De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek in partnership with their approved law firms across Europe. Download your copy now and share this free resource with your colleagues.

Tip: Watch the Mastering Global Records Management webinar to receive tips and guidance regarding document retention and other records management related topics from leading experts across the legal, security and records management industries.

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