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Data management and protection starter kit: Tip sheet 7: Data retention, archiving and disposal

2016 — By ELAN

Data retention refers to the length of time that data is kept by the organization that gathered it. Data archiving describes the intentional preservation of data in a format that makes it easy for collaborators to refer back to. And data disposal is the process of deleting data in a safe and responsible manner. All are critical to safely and securely managing program data.