EU Records Retention Schedules

With 30,991+ retention obligations available, build your records retention schedule for the EU jurisdictions in minutes!

Know how long to store data in the EU

filerskeepers provides you with a comprehensive solution to confidently decide how long you store your data in the EU. The data retention schedules of the EU are regularly checked and updated to keep them accurate and up to date, with our comprehensive Dashboard. We provide you the flexibility to adjust, add, or export elements to share with your IT or business to make your record retention experience seamless.

Build your personalized global schedule for your business according to your needs with our templates or upload your own for a seamless experience. You can also export them in handy Excel formats! which means you can merge all ‘accounts and legal records’ data retention periods from your country schedules or anything that needs to be done to optimize your record retention experience!

Need more advanced solutions? Build a personalized record retention schedule with our Dashboard or check out our API.

Records retention areas!

  • Accounts and legal records
  • Agriculture industry
  • Alcohol, spirits, and tobacco industry
  • Automotive industry
  • Aviation industry
  • Cleaning industry
  • Construction industry
  • Critical infrastructure and public utilities industry
  • Defense, military, and dual-use industry
  • Education industry
  • Environmental records
  • Financial services industry
  • Food industry
  • Health and safety records
  • Healthcare services industry
  • Hospitality services industry
  • Human Resources (HR) records
  • IT services industry
  • Leisure industry
  • Manufacturing industry
  • Media and entertainment industry
  • Mining and forestry industry
  • Non-governmental organizations and services in the public interest
  • Oil and gas industry
  • Personal data and data privacy
  • Professional services industry
  • Real estate services industry
  • Retail industry
  • Sports industry
  • Tax records
  • Telecommunications industry
  • Transport and logistics records
  • Veterinary industry

Why does record retention matter in the EU?

EU countries have introduced privacy laws that require companies to avoid retaining data longer than necessary. However, there are also minimum retention obligations to consider. It’s essential for businesses to strike the right balance between keeping records too short or too long. Our team has read all the laws and knows all data retention obligations applicable in the EU, so you don’t have to! Get all the record retention obligations applicable to your business and implement your record retention schedule before it’s too late! With our comprehensive research, covering all the data retention obligations in the EU region, we can help you where most privacy consultants can’t.

What our EU records retention schedules offer

Over 30,991 data retention periods that could be relevant to your company

Information about who should keep what data, for which time period, starting when it is a maximum or minimum period

All with a legal reference and a link to the official legal source

Build your personalized retention schedule in minutes with our MySchedule functionality

Printer-friendly format, designed for A4 printing

All EU states and territories available

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden

If you need more than a few countries

We keep it up to date!

Stay compliant and up to date with all record retention obligations in the EU region by subscribing to an EU record retention schedule.

If you are active in over 10 countries both in and outside the EU region, we recommend our Unlimited subscription. With Unlimited, you will receive access to all currently published retention schedules, and all new ones as well! If you are curious as to which countries we are planning to publish next, please see our roadmap. For more information about our one-off schedules and subscription models please see pricing.

About our retention schedules

fierskeepers helps companies decide which retention period to choose per system or document category. We provide our customers with insight into the legal maximum and minimum retention periods for each country relevant to them. This helps companies to justify why they are storing data and for how long.

Try a free sample data retention schedule!

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