Document Retention PolicyThis Document Retention Policy is a workplace policy to set policies and procedures for when and how documents should be retained or destroyed.
A Document Retention Policy is an important workplace policy for meeting an organisation's legal obligations. Broadly speaking, these come in three forms:
Legislative obligations to retain documents for prescribed periods.
Legislative obligations to destroy, de-identify, or limit the retention of data within prescribed periods.
The duty to preserve evidence in a litigation context.
For more information, see Lawpath's article on document retention requirements.
What does the Document Retention Policy cover?
- The person responsible for implementing the policy.
- Document retention periods.
- Document destruction procedures.
- Document storage and management.
- The impact of litigation on document retention and destruction.
- Consequences of breaching the policy.