Data Protection in a Nutshell – A Quick Reference Guide

We keep the personal data only as long as necessary

  • You must keep personal data only as long as you need it.
  • You need to think about – and be able to justify – how long you keep personal data. This will depend on your purposes for holding the data.
  • As best practice, you should have a policy that specifies how long you keep each type of personal data you process.
  • You can keep personal data for longer if you are only keeping it for public interest archiving, scientific or historical research, or statistical purposes.
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