About filerskeepers


filerskeepers was inspired by a problem many companies experience: there was no simple way for IT, Legal, Compliance, HR, Sales, Finance, Health and Safety, and other business departments to build records retention schedules and keep them up to date. How do they know what information to keep and what to throw away?

As we got to know our users, we discovered that data retention is not a one-size-fits-all. Companies keep data of all shapes, sizes and types—they use it in many different ways. Our goal is to make a strategic data retention tool that allows you to know all data retention terms, to see changes in data retention laws real-time and to know what the golden standard your organization should apply.


The process of researching and implementing data retention can be an overwhelming endeavor. It is not uncommon for organizations to become entangled in the intricacies of data retention, particularly for multinationals dealing with a variety of systems, records, and applicable laws.

This is where filerskeepers comes in – we read all the laws in the world and help companies like yours confidently decide how long to store your data and comply with regulations worldwide.

filerskeepers believes that every company should know which retention obligations apply to them, and we put our efforts into ensuring that you stay updated with the latest records retention periods.

Our database is enriched with all the information companies need to determine their minimum and maximum legal retention periods in the countries relevant to them. This is how filerskeepers helps companies to justify why they are storing data (“for compliance with income tax rules”) and for how long (“for 10 years from the date following the end of the book year”).


Madeleine Vos
Madeleine VosCo-founder
Madeleine is an economist turned data & tech lawyer who received her training at multinationals and top law firms. But don’t be fooled, Madeleine is no ordinary bookish legal practitioner. As a millennial she got bit by the startup bug, and has been building companies ever since. Madeleine is passionate about startup culture and finding new ways to solve old problems. She loves tinkering with new technologies—but only if they provide real value for the end-user.
Wanne Pemmelaar
Wanne PemmelaarCo-founder
Wanne is a top-tier data & tech lawyer and 2x entrepreneur who loves building tech solutions to legal problems he has experienced firsthand. Wanne has over a decade of work experience as a legal practitioner. When it comes to developing products, he insists on stellar design and a commitment to user empathy. Wanne spends his off-hours at the running, body boarding, reading and playing flamenco guitar at the sea (where he lives).

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