Electronic Retention Policy


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  • Published September 4, 2008
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The use and importance of e-mail and electronic documents in day-to-day communications between organizations continues to grow. While businesses used to be concerned solely with the retention and disposal of paper records, the management of e-mail and other electronic communication is quickly supplanting those paper documents.

While many organizations rely on software that automatically deletes and destroys e-mail after a certain time, far more businesses count on their employees to manually remove e-mail and other old documents from individual computers and company networks.

This policy defines requirements for retaining electronic documents available to all within the organization.

Use this policy as-is or customize it to meet your needs.

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